Coldest Weather I've been in

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dmdmorris, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. powersci

    powersci Familiar Face

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    My students are already asking if we can have a cold day. Last time it happened was in 2014 when the wind chill hit -40s.
     
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  2. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I'm thinking Thursday/Friday are the only days for school this week. Maybe different with CPS but Wednesday all but a done deal.
     
  3. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    Ironic. Those are the days I actually have no classes and I work.
     
  4. Doctor Damage

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    Holy carp, that's just mean & nastly. I didn't realize Chi-Town got that cold, although why wouldn't it? I bet the lake makes it a damp cold which feels twice as cold as dry cold.
     
  5. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    I don’t understand the close for cold thing. I did Chicago grade school the entire 80s . Not one close for cold. Unless all of these kids move to FL some day they’re gonna have to drive/bus/train to a job in this weather. Yesterday morning at 5:30 on the way to work I saw a guy on a bicycle and 4 people walking. Does the weather suck? Yep. To i fall asleep dreaming of grilling with a cold beer? Yep. In MY mind does living through this year after year make us tougher (and perhaps dumber) than everone else? Yep. #keepchicagohard
     
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  6. Doctor Damage

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    Here's some random traffic camera photos from around the GTA during this afternoon's rush hour which is experiencing a big snowstorm. Highway 401 is 16 lanes across in places. This incidentally is why you keep your gas tank full in winter, kids. Good times!!

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  7. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    In 2011 commuters abandoned their vehicles on lake shore drive. Literally hundreds of cars never reclaimed.
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  8. Seb Lucas

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    That looks apocalyptic and utterly terrifying to me. It's 94 f here today.
     
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  9. Bfd70

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    Glad you posted. Not to be a one upper but 290 is never that empty.
     
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  10. ton312

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    I watched it all unfold from the comfort of my couch, in one hand a slice of d’agostinos in the other a lagunitas. I felt safe and warm. The city warned people to stay off the drive. They failed to listen. The whole event was caused by a single stalled CTA bus.
     
  11. ton312

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    It will be 149 degrees colder here than that by Wednesday.
     
  12. Fanch

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    And here I was thinking of booking a flight from DFW to ORD and take a stroll along the shores of Lake Michigan. Leave it up to @Seb Lucas to rub it in while he is in the midst of summer in his part of the planet. Those photos you posted are terrifying. If we get the least bit of dusting of snow where I live, the whole DFW metroplex just shuts down. Been reading the Dallas Morning News describing the Polar Vortex and how it is affecting Minneapolis and Chicago. Tony, it's gotta suck big time where you live right now. :eek:
     
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  13. ton312

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    Fanch my dear man, it's nothing French toast, sausage and an extra tall Bloody Mary can't fix;). I will not set foot outside until Friday after this afternoon. Schools are cancelled, time to bear down!
     
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  14. Bushman

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    Yep, I remember. This was one of the defining images of that blizzard. To this day, it remains one of the most haunting weather images I've seen:
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  15. Guppy

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    This is going to get updated a lot tomorrow, I bet.
     
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  16. Doctor Damage

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    We're now getting the snow that Toronto got yesterday and it's slowly piling up. But, nobody needs to go anywhere, so that's fine. To riff on ton312's point, we had pancakes, sausages, and maple syrup for dinner tonight - perfect for a cold, snowy night!
     
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  17. ton312

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    If I don’t put on 15 pounds in the next three days I’m doing something wrong.
     
  18. powersci

    powersci Familiar Face

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    It's official: no physical school on Wednesday or Thursday. But, students will meet virtually to complete assignments to meet student yearly attendance requirements.
     
  19. ton312

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    Interesting take on preserving those precious summer days off err “educational requirements” I should say. LOL. Stay warm brother. You shoulda kept that Redskin;)
     
  20. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    1664C861-A824-4E24-9847-1483F6F700A8.png How about this 73 degree swing in 5 days
     
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