Is anyone else freezing?

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I actually had to scrap ice off my windshield this morning to come to work. Im pretty sure thats against the law in florida or something. I also heard that there is the possibilities of flurries this week.

I see by the news our UK warriors are getting snowed in. Stay warm over there
  • Profile picture of the author ThomM
    That sucks Mike
    We're at a balmy 20F. at the moment, friggen heat wave.
    I can remember back in the 70's, slipping on the ice outside my camper in Tampa.
    The year before that they got 1/2 in. of snow which shut the state down:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

      That sucks Mike
      We're at a balmy 20F. at the moment, friggen heat wave.
      I can remember back in the 70's, slipping on the ice outside my camper in Tampa.
      The year before that they got 1/2 in. of snow which shut the state down:rolleyes:
      yeah i remember that too.

      I hope it doesnt snow here. People in this state can't drive when it sprinkles a little bit of rain. Snow will no doubt cause mass crashes
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

        yeah i remember that too.

        I hope it doesnt snow here. People in this state can't drive when it sprinkles a little bit of rain. Snow will no doubt cause mass crashes
        That always baffled me.I mean when I was there almost everyone I met was from NY or Michigan. But when I think about it, people can't drive in the snow up here either:confused:
        Every storm when I go out to plow I see cars off the road every where.
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  • Profile picture of the author arvada
    It's been pretty darn cold here in KY too -- plus it has snowed a little bit every day for the last 4 or five days. Not normal here either.

    I read somewhere that it's going to be the coldest and hardest winter here in the US in 20 years. Looking that way here!
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  • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
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    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

    I actually had to scrap ice off my windshield this morning to come to work. Im pretty sure thats against the law in florida or something. I also heard that there is the possibilities of flurries this week.

    I see by the news our UK warriors are getting snowed in. Stay warm over there
    Cheers, Michael

    We've got about 12" of snow lying at the moment and more forecast for tonight - great! Temperatures just hovering around zero - during the day and dropping to -7 or -8 at night.

    Public transport suspended (not that there is much of a service here anyway!!), schools closed, police advising people not to drive unless it is a matter of life and death . . . . . .

    A great start to 2010

    Oh well, back to sit in front of the fire!!
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  • Profile picture of the author bexb88
    It's been snowing in Kent for almost 24 hrs now, which is pretty unusual for this part of the UK. More to come, too, apparently. But hey, I love snow! I don't drive, I work from home, my heating is on and my cupboards are stocked. My blessings are plentiful..
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  • Profile picture of the author thedogtreatjar
    I see a fellow kentuckian already gave you our report. At least we won't have the ice of last year
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    • Profile picture of the author halfpoint
      It's not very cold over here!

      Next 5 days forecast;

      28 (82.4 ºF)
      36 (96.8 ºF)
      34 (93.2 ºF)
      31 (87.8 ºF)
      38 (100.4 ºF)
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        Originally Posted by Pat Jackson View Post

        It's not very cold over here!

        Next 5 days forecast;

        28 (82.4 ºF)
        36 (96.8 ºF)
        34 (93.2 ºF)
        31 (87.8 ºF)
        38 (100.4 ºF)
        ummm...I'd rather sweat than freeze...I'm on a flight today!
        lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas
        Originally Posted by Pat Jackson View Post

        It's not very cold over here!

        Next 5 days forecast;

        28 (82.4 ºF)
        36 (96.8 ºF)
        34 (93.2 ºF)
        31 (87.8 ºF)
        38 (100.4 ºF)
        *******s!
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Pat Jackson View Post

        It's not very cold over here!

        Next 5 days forecast;

        28 (82.4 ºF)
        36 (96.8 ºF)
        34 (93.2 ºF)
        31 (87.8 ºF)
        38 (100.4 ºF)
        I'll take 0F over 100F any time.

        The title of the OP "Is anyone else freezing?"

        To which I respond...

        "No. Freezing implies an ongoing process. Once you're frozen, you're done freezing"



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    • Profile picture of the author solardave
      Originally Posted by thedogtreatjar View Post

      I see a fellow kentuckian already gave you our report. At least we won't have the ice of last year
      Cross your fingers! It's still cold as could be here in S.C. KY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

    Re: Is anyone else freezing?
    I had to scrape ice of myself this morning, never mind the windscreen.

    Average winter-time temperatures here are about 5ºC or 6ºC. Over the past few nights, it dropped to about -12ºC or so. Tonight, it'll be between -8º and -10º.

    And, wouldn't you know it, it snowed all last night (even though I live right next to the sea), then the Sun came out this morning and melted it before it started snowing again, then it froze, and now it's snowing on top of the ice.

    Apparently, it's the coldest winter here for over 50 years. Rain we can handle. That comes just about every day of every week of every year. A bit of snow, however, and you'd think Armageddon had begun: shops are stripped of essential foodstuffs, most roads, except the major routes, are effectively closed (unless 3 m.p.h. is your preferred speed of travel), schools didn't open after Christmas (and probably won't until next week, if even that), businesses are closing down because their staff can't get to work, and the local road authorities have now run out of grit and salt, so even the major roads may not now be treated. They've simply told people to "grin and bear it".

    A few days ago, there was a fatal bus crash on a nearby motorway because of the weather. Three or four other cars then crashed into it. Then several cars on the other side of the motor way also crashed because of rubberneckers. Then, an ambulance on route to the crash also crashed themselves, as did a police vehicle, also on route to it.

    Today, I went to my brother's house. It's 6 miles away. The journey took over 40 minutes... both ways!

    Bring back global warming... all is forgiven!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    that will be enough from the aussie contingent thank you.

    i hope ya get heat rash or atleast have to sit in sweatty undies!
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    • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
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      Originally Posted by Pat Jackson View Post

      It's not very cold over here!

      Next 5 days forecast;

      28 (82.4 ºF)
      36 (96.8 ºF)
      34 (93.2 ºF)
      31 (87.8 ºF)
      38 (100.4 ºF)
      Thanks for that, Pat - very warming :p

      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      that will be enough from the aussie contingent thank you.

      i hope ya get heat rash or atleast have to sit in sweatty undies!
      Ditto
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      • Profile picture of the author halfpoint
        haha. I thought you'd all be interested!
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      that will be enough from the aussie contingent thank you.
      i hope ya get heat rash or atleast have to sit in sweatty undies!
      expecting a 3 day heat wave of 40 plus degres in south aus over the next 3 or so days.

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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

    I actually had to scrap ice off my windshield this morning to come to work. Im pretty sure thats against the law in florida or something. I also heard that there is the possibilities of flurries this week.

    I see by the news our UK warriors are getting snowed in. Stay warm over there
    my sister lives just outside of Miami and she told me last night that they were really cold and that it was around 30 F...

    I laughed because I live in Southern Ontario and temps like that and much lower are a fact of life for us every winter. My sister forgets the frigid winters we had growing up in Montreal, because she's been spoiled by either California or Florida weather for the last decade or so.

    So Michael, scraping ice of a windshied is one thing...just be grateful you're not shovelling snow yet. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
      Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

      my sister lives just outside of Miami and she told me last night that they were really cold and that it was around 30 F...

      I laughed because I live in Southern Ontario and temps like that and much lower are a fact of life for us every winter. My sister forgets the frigid winters we had growing up in Montreal, because she's been spoiled by either California or Florida weather for the last decade or so.

      So Michael, scraping ice of a windshied is one thing...just be grateful you're not shovelling snow yet. :p
      see thats what everyone says 'oh 30 degrees isnt that bad..im butt deep in snow' or something similar. But comparatively, last week I rode my motorcycle to work with only a t-shirt because it was 75 deg. We've had a 40 deg. drop in temp in less than 3 days. Right now it sounds like a sick ward in here.

      Im orignally from the north as well, and when i first got here i used to laugh at everyone who would be bundled up in 50 deg. weather. But after a few years of the heat here, you become acclimated and 50 deg. is fricken cold when you're used to 80-90's the other 10 months of the year AND you're surrounded by 3 sides of water.

      That whole thing people say about florida that 'its not the heat..its the humidity' applies in cold weather too.
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

        see thats what everyone says 'oh 30 degrees isnt that bad..im butt deep in snow' or something similar. But comparatively, last week I rode my motorcycle to work with only a t-shirt because it was 75 deg. We've had a 40 deg. drop in temp in less than 3 days. Right now it sounds like a sick ward in here.

        Im orignally from the north as well, and when i first got here i used to laugh at everyone who would be bundled up in 50 deg. weather. But after a few years of the heat here, you become acclimated and 50 deg. is fricken cold when you're used to 80-90's the other 10 months of the year AND you're surrounded by 3 sides of water.

        That whole thing people say about florida that 'its not the heat..its the humidity' applies in cold weather too.
        I'd rather be outside in 30F. here in NY then in Fl.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Just drove home in our first major snowfall of the year, and on my first day back to work after being laid off one full year!

          I'm FRFRFREEEEEEEEEEEEZING!

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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

    I see by the news our UK warriors are getting snowed in.
    The British cops aren't, though they do have to resort to alternative means of transportation...

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  • Profile picture of the author trevor75
    No I'm not freezing, its 65 degrees and sunny skies here in Las Vegas, best place in the world to spend winter. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author WiseWebWords
    Sorry - just can't help replying when it's totally the opposite in my part of the world - fine and gloriously sunny all week...(just another gloater from the southern hemisphere!)
    Guess we'll get ours in about 6 months!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lady
    For those of you that hate the cold please don't hate me and my mild Arizona 65+ degrees.
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    It's colder than a cast iron commode on the shady side of an iceburg.
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    • Profile picture of the author blalock61
      Its snowing outside and I just went to check the thermometer and it said get the --ck inside!! Can you believe that?
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    Ice on the windshield? How about developing ice on your mousetache or eyebrows when you go outside to scrape that ice off your winshield or shovel LOL......I've experienced days like that.

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  • Profile picture of the author LongTailSally
    Awwww Florida!
    Don't tell me you had to scrape off your windshield!

    The snowplow had me up to my wheel wells - snowed another 4-6inches in Wisconsin. Temps down to single digits for the next 3 days....But my car hates it the most.
    So, first order of the day - out to dig out my car.
    The nice plow guy came back and cleared up after me. Up here in Wisconsin we really do know how to move snow. And the guy was loving it!
    Just like a little kid - with a big truck!! Having a ball!
    Hey - what are ya gonna do?
    Take out your skates and snowmobiles, that's what!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      I actually feel sorry for the people who live in Florida. Where I am, this time
      of year, if it hits 32 it's a heat wave so I'm kind of used to it.

      I can imagine it's not fun for the folks who live in 70 plus degree weather
      all year round.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post


    I see by the news our UK warriors are getting snowed in. Stay warm over there
    Michael,
    It would seem they are

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    • Profile picture of the author Wakunahum
      I'm here in Oklahoma and it's COLDER this year than it's ever been the twenty some years I've lived here. It's already snowed more in 2 weeks than it ever does all winter. It's been below freezing for days now and is still getting colder.

      The big problem is that I have never had to use more than a hoodie or windbreaker to ever stay warm.

      I don't own a winter coat. :O
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