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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2019, 01:57:18 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!
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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2019, 05:45:27 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!

That pic is WAAAY too big for the page!

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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2019, 05:52:27 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!

That pic is WAAAY too big for the page!
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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2019, 05:58:19 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!

That pic is WAAAY too big for the page!
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Ah, much better, THX!  :icon_sunny:

You have your face skin uncovered!  That's a No-No!

We're at a balmy +13F today.

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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2019, 06:03:27 PM »
-34C this morning. frozen water in the chicken coop, a car that needed help getting started a neighbour's car that didn't start at all and needed a jump, school buses didn't run (that makes no sense) and from my end 2 generators that did not start and one scheduled oil change. this is the garb for the day: long johns top and bottom, fleece pants, 2 fleece sweaters, padded pants, jacket,  fur hat, work gloves, muck boots... No problem. Rock on!

That pic is WAAAY too big for the page!
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Ah, much better, THX!  :icon_sunny:

You have your face skin uncovered!  That's a No-No!

We're at a balmy +13F today.

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It was later in the day. in the morning I cinch the strap on the hood in and it compresses the fur. Its fine open if there is no wind.
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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD! Kid edition
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2019, 05:33:36 AM »
After cancelling the buses at -29 degrees they were back on at -36... go figure. The kids are loving it. They won't play outside 8n this weather but did spend 15 minutes waiting for a late bus. Tough kids, no complaints, they are dressed for it though.
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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2019, 06:06:20 AM »
 :icon_sunny:   Well done, Dad. I was always the early parent. Never did learn to braid hair, but I could make a pony tail with the best of them. I don't even remember what I fed them..pretty sure I did though. Lots of Eggo waffles, best I can recall.

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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD! Kid edition
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 06:45:40 AM »
After cancelling the buses at -29 degrees they were back on at -36... go figure. The kids are loving it. They won't play outside 8n this weather but did spend 15 minutes waiting for a late bus. Tough kids, no complaints, they are dressed for it though.

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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 07:02:57 AM »
:icon_sunny:   Well done, Dad. I was always the early parent. Never did learn to braid hair, but I could make a pony tail with the best of them. I don't even remember what I fed them..pretty sure I did though. Lots of Eggo waffles, best I can recall.

This time in your life will pass so incredibly fast....you'll soon look back and wonder where the time went.

Yep. Underline and bold that last statement.

Some of my proudest achievements as a single parent of a little girl was getting her potty trained and learning to braid hair. Or at least braid it to a point where fat fingers didn't work any more: a partial braid terminating in a wispy ponytail. She didn't complain, though, and to this day refers to them as "daddy braids."
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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD!
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2019, 07:11:49 AM »
:icon_sunny:   Well done, Dad. I was always the early parent. Never did learn to braid hair, but I could make a pony tail with the best of them. I don't even remember what I fed them..pretty sure I did though. Lots of Eggo waffles, best I can recall.

This time in your life will pass so incredibly fast....you'll soon look back and wonder where the time went.

Yep. Underline and bold that last statement.

Some of my proudest achievements as a single parent of a little girl was getting her potty trained and learning to braid hair. Or at least braid it to a point where fat fingers didn't work any more: a partial braid terminating in a wispy ponytail. She didn't complain, though, and to this day refers to them as "daddy braids."

Braiding hair can be a problem for Homo Saps built like NFL Linemen.  For Homo Saps built like Gymnasts, it's a snap!  :icon_sunny:  I don't know how many heads I braided up over 35 years in my bizness, but it was surely in the 10s of thousands.  Although I did always encourage my gymmie PFHs (parents from hell) to bring their precious to the hair salon and have it all chopped off for a bobcut.  In fact for 2 years I REQUIRED this from every girl in my team group.  Only one girl quit, the rest went for it.  We were very distinctive on the circuit in Region IV of USAG.  Everybody knew who we were by the haircuts.  ;D

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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD! Kid edition
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2019, 08:31:12 AM »
After cancelling the buses at -29 degrees they were back on at -36... go figure. The kids are loving it. They won't play outside 8n this weather but did spend 15 minutes waiting for a late bus. Tough kids, no complaints, they are dressed for it though.

Get us a pic of the kids bundled up!  Mini-Nanooks!

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there is a pic attached. I still have no idea how to embed a picture though. YouTube no problem. One of my pics... it's just attached at the bottom
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2019, 08:43:04 AM »
After cancelling the buses at -29 degrees they were back on at -36... go figure. The kids are loving it. They won't play outside 8n this weather but did spend 15 minutes waiting for a late bus. Tough kids, no complaints, they are dressed for it though.

Get us a pic of the kids bundled up!  Mini-Nanooks!

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Re: ⛸️ -40F is FUCKING COLD! Kid edition
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2019, 08:47:08 AM »
After cancelling the buses at -29 degrees they were back on at -36... go figure. The kids are loving it. They won't play outside 8n this weather but did spend 15 minutes waiting for a late bus. Tough kids, no complaints, they are dressed for it though.

Get us a pic of the kids bundled up!  Mini-Nanooks!

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there is a pic attached. I still have no idea how to embed a picture though. YouTube no problem. One of my pics... it's just attached at the bottom

I see no pic attachment.

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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2019, 08:51:49 AM »
:icon_sunny:   Well done, Dad. I was always the early parent. Never did learn to braid hair, but I could make a pony tail with the best of them. I don't even remember what I fed them..pretty sure I did though. Lots of Eggo waffles, best I can recall.

This time in your life will pass so incredibly fast....you'll soon look back and wonder where the time went.
pony tails not braids here unless its dance class or such. This morning french toast with strawberries. Yesterday scrambled eggs and toast. It's mostly fun sometimes frustrating.
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⛸️ Polar Vortex Is Here Again. Yes, It’s Connected To Global Warming.
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2019, 12:03:56 AM »
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Polar Vortex Is Here Again. Yes, It’s Connected To Global Warming.
Don’t believe any claims that this cold blast means global warming is a hoax.
01/29/2019 11:59 am ET


By Jennifer Francis

A record-breaking cold wave is sending literal shivers down the spines of millions of Americans. Temperatures across the upper Midwest are forecast to fall an astonishing 50 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) below normal this week — as low as 35 degrees below zero. Pile a gusty wind on top, and the air will feel like -60 F.
Predicted near-surface air temperatures (F) for Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2019. Forecast by NOAA’s Global Forecast System m
Predicted near-surface air temperatures (F) for Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2019. Forecast by NOAA’s Global Forecast System model. Pivotal Weather, CC BY-ND

This cold is nothing to sneeze at. The National Weather Service is warning of brutal, life-threatening conditions. Frostbite will strike fast on any exposed skin. At the same time, the North Pole is facing a heat wave with temperatures approaching the freezing point — about 25 degrees Fahrenheit (14 C) above normal.
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Predicted near-surface air temperature differences (C) from normal, relative to 1981-2010. Pivotal Weather, CC BY-ND

What is causing this topsy-turvy pattern? You guessed it: the polar vortex.

In the past several years, thanks to previous cold waves, the polar vortex has become entrenched in our everyday vocabulary and served as a butt of jokes for late-night TV hosts and politicians. But what is it really? Is it escaping from its usual Arctic haunts more often? And a question that looms large in my research work on the impacts of climate change in the Arctic on weather in other parts of the world. How does global warming fit into the story?
Rivers of air

Actually, there are two polar vortices in the Northern Hemisphere, stacked on top of each other. The lower one is usually and more accurately called the jet stream. It’s a meandering river of strong westerly winds around the Northern Hemisphere, about seven miles above Earth’s surface, near the height where jets fly.

The jet stream exists all year, and is responsible for creating and steering the high- and low-pressure systems that bring us our day-to-day weather: storms and blue skies, warm and cold spells. Way above the jet stream, around 30 miles above the Earth, is the stratospheric polar vortex. This river of wind also rings the North Pole, but only forms during winter, and is usually fairly circular.
Dark arrows indicate rotation of the polar vortex in the Arctic; light arrows indicate the location of the polar jet stream w
Dark arrows indicate rotation of the polar vortex in the Arctic; light arrows indicate the location of the polar jet stream when meanders form and cold, Arctic air dips down to mid-latitudes. L.S. Gardiner/UCAR, CC BY-ND

Both of these wind features exist because of the large temperature difference between the cold Arctic and warmer areas farther south, known as the mid-latitudes. Uneven heating creates pressure differences, and air flows from high-pressure to low-pressure areas, creating winds. The spinning Earth then turns winds to the right in the northern hemisphere, creating these belts of westerlies.
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Why cold air plunges south

Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities have warmed the globe by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 C) over the past 50 years. However, the Arctic has warmed more than twice as much. Amplified Arctic warming is due mainly to dramatic melting of ice and snow in recent decades, which exposes darker ocean and land surfaces that absorb a lot more of the sun’s heat.

Because of rapid Arctic warming, the north/south temperature difference has diminished. This reduces pressure differences between the Arctic and mid-latitudes, weakening jet stream winds. And just as slow-moving rivers typically take a winding route, a slower-flowing jet stream tends to meander.

Large north/south undulations in the jet stream generate wave energy in the atmosphere. If they are wavy and persistent enough, the energy can travel upward and disrupt the stratospheric polar vortex. Sometimes this upper vortex becomes so distorted that it splits into two or more swirling eddies.

These “daughter” vortices tend to wander southward, bringing their very cold air with them and leaving behind a warmer-than-normal Arctic. One of these eddies will sit over North America this week, delivering bone-chilling temperatures to much of the nation.
Deep freezes in a warming world

Splits in the stratospheric polar vortex do happen naturally, but should we expect to see them more often thanks to climate change and rapid Arctic warming? It is possible that these cold intrusions could become a more regular winter story. This is a hot research topic and is by no means settled, but a handful of studies offer compelling evidence that the stratospheric polar vortex is changing, and that this trend can explain bouts of unusually cold winter weather.

Undoubtedly this new polar vortex attack will unleash fresh claims that global warming is a hoax. But this ridiculous notion can be quickly dispelled with a look at predicted temperature departures around the globe for early this week. The lobe of cold air over North America is far outweighed by areas elsewhere in the United States and worldwide that are warmer than normal.
Predicted daily mean, near-surface temperature (C) differences from normal (relative to 1979-2000) for Jan. 28-30, 2019. Data
Predicted daily mean, near-surface temperature (C) differences from normal (relative to 1979-2000) for Jan. 28-30, 2019. Data from NOAA’s Global Forecast System model. Climate Reanalyzer, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine., CC BY-ND

Symptoms of a changing climate are not always obvious or easy to understand, but their causes and future behaviors are increasingly coming into focus. And it’s clear that at times, coping with global warming means arming ourselves with extra scarfs, mittens and long underwear.

Jennifer Francis is a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University and a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center. She receives funding from the National Science Foundation.

This article is republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site featuring analysis and research from experts. Interested in the weather? Read more about how pets and wildlife deal with the cold.
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