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  • It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

    It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero! That's right. As of 8:00 AM January 2, 2010, it is 24 degrees below zero. That's 31 below zero Celsius for you Canadians.

    Now many of you have absolutely no concept how cold 24 below really is. Most freezers run at zero degrees. If you go outside in weather like this, the surface of your skin will begin to freeze in minutes. Not all skin is created equally for sure. People of Norwegian decent, like me, have a much greater tolerance for the cold than people that come from areas around the equator. Yesterday I had to check on the neighbors horses for them. I was out for about 20 minutes in 3 or 4 degrees with a coat on but I still had on my shorts. Me and my legs were just fine.

    For perspective some of you should consider this. You know how many of you begin to cry when the temperatures in your area dip way down into the 30s? You know who you people are too don't you? Let's assume it drops down to 30 degrees OK? It is 54 degrees colder than that here right now. Think about the difference between how 30 degrees feels compared to 84 degrees. That is how much COLDER it is here in Minnesota right now. Think about that when you are experiencing those temperatures dipping way down into the 30s that make you feel like you are going to die.

    I took the pictures below yesterday on the first of the year. These guys would actually not like the temperatures outside at all either.


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    Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

    That's CRAZY! 24 below! Why on God's green earth would anybody WANT to live there?!?!

    Check this out, up here in the Pacific North West it gets cold (not that cold) and we get snow (not that much snow) but we also have these beauitiful winds called "Chinook". A Chinook is a warm, dry wind that comes from the Pacific ocean and down along the mighty Columbia River. It eats up all the snow and can bring temps from well below zero to upwards of 50 to 60 degrees just overnight. There is no flooding worries because the water evaporates at an astonishing rate.

    Well we just had a Chinook come through last night and when I went to bed there was several inches of snow on the ground and RIGHT NOW there is absolutely NONE. It is barely even wet outside and the temp is 51.

    I LOVE CHINOOK!!!!

    BTW, Great lookin Boa!
    Last edited by DIRTY SHOOTER; 01-02-2010, 09:37 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

      Wow... and I thought -5 was cold.

      Tell you what... you keep those temps up there with you and I'll consider heading further south for the winter!

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      • #4
        Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

        Before I moved to AZ, I lived in Nebraska for about 10 years. And let me tell you, Nebraska gets COLD!! I remember many mornings when it was well below 0.

        The worst, though, was one morning when it was -50, and with the windchill, felt like -80. I moved here to AZ at the end of December in 95, showed up for my first day of work on Jan 2 in a T-shirt and jeans (I did underground utilities) and just laughed my butt off at all the guys running around in parkas and crying because it was 45 degrees!! LOL!!
        "It is not my responsibility to live up to other people's perceptions of who I am. I am only responsible for living up to the standards I set for myself, to be the person I want to be."

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        • #5
          Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

          Originally posted by The_Boaphile View Post
          It's -24 right now.
          Now many of you have absolutely no concept how cold 24 below really is.

          I took the pictures below yesterday on the first of the year.
          I think the coldest actual temperatures I've been exposed to in good ol' North Carolina are in the neighborhood of about 5 degrees or so in the mountains. We pretty much don't do jack squat when if it ever gets that cold. 90% of the people in this area don't even own clothes that would allow them to go outside comfortably for any length of time in that kind of weather.

          ........speaking of nothing in particular, I couldn't help but notice that s
          on the end of the word "pictures". You wouldn't be holding out on us would you Mr. Mad Scientist would you?

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          • #6
            Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

            Click here to see what the weather is like at the Boaphile's place right now!

            What pictures?






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            • #7
              Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

              Originally posted by The_Boaphile View Post
              Good lord those things are looking nice!


              What's up with that little guy who isn't ready this year? What are his secret superpowers hehehe?

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              • #8
                Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                Wow! It's really warming up outside! It's up to -23 at 9:20 AM! The sun really warms things up you know and it is sunny. Not a cloud in the sky.

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                • #9
                  Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                  I ♥ that stripe , it is amazing and we havent had negatives yet, but we were really close the other day. - dont bother me as much as everyone else though.

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                  • #10
                    Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                    wow sorry I m at 43 in florida now that I ve seen this thread I will not complain though I really dont TOO much.

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                    • #11
                      Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                      Originally posted by ron petri View Post
                      wow sorry I m at 43 in florida now that I ve seen this thread I will not complain though I really dont TOO much.
                      67 degrees warmer than here. I hope you make it through that Arctic Blast somehow!

                      I just went out to get an extension cord in an out building. Naturally a bunch of stuff was in my way and it took me several more minutes than I planned. I'm in a tee shirt and shorts. let me just say this. It's cold. I'm glad to be heading to the 75 degree snake room again!

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                      • #12
                        Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                        DUDE! You live in the Frozen Tundra... they don't call it that for nothing.
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                        • #13
                          Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                          That's one of the main reasons I live down south. We hit our lowest temp of the winter, so far, last night, 31 degrees (above zero).

                          Mark

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                          • #14
                            Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                            this is funny...when i walked outside today, i said, "I wonder how cold it is at the Black Hole today" (it's 17 here)...come home form store and see this thread! LOL

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                              Re: It's -24 right now. That's 24 below zero!

                              I feel for ya Jeff I lived origanally in New York. but here since 89, went back for a year and at the first snow promised myself Id run around in shorts to enjoy after 15 yrs of hot florida. yeah it lasted about three minutes but ahhhhh. I do miss the cool weather my week of winter here isn t long enough. I d like two weeks.

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