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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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We are having a cold snap -40 to -50 and no end in sight yet. I love winter!! :x
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wow... i can't imagine driving in that condition, snow tire/AWD or what have you

Isn't it dangerous to go outside anyways? -20 is enough to give you frostbites?
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Yes -20 can give a person frostbite. But only if your skin is exposed for a long period of time. At -40 the saliva in your mouth can freeze if your mouth is open for a long time. Its not a comfortable feeling.
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Thats just too damn cold :x
Makes me love FL even more...


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[quote author=AmandaL link=topic=132020.msg2834270#msg2834270 date=1230715301]
Yes -20 can give a person frostbite. But only if your skin is exposed for a long period of time. At -40 the saliva in your mouth can freeze if your mouth is open for a long time. Its not a comfortable feeling.
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I say sounds like fun. To try. Once. Just to say it happened to you.



*looks at a map*

You live too far north.


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Urk. The coldest I have ever experienced was just a handful under 0F when I was in college. We had a really bad cold snap in State College, PA and the over night temps got down to like -4 or -5F. Had to get up and walk to class in that from off campus (to much snow and ice to drive and the bus service was temp down because of it...but classes were still on! I love northern universities...sigh). Northface ski jacket, hat, two pairs of gloves, long underwear, jeans, balaclava, sweatshirt, thermal undershirt wool socks and boots and after the 1 1/2 mile walk to campus I would have sworn I might actually freeze to death (oh, the windchill was close to -30F). I've got a bit better method for layering and a bit warmer clothing now then then (such as wearing ski pants to break the wind if I am going to be outside with a temp below 20F for more then 15 or 20 minutes), but I just can't imagine being out in -40 weather for long without starting to suffer hypothermia without some serious, serious artic clothing.

Maryland winters are sounding pretty nice about now. I just wish we would get a bit of snow now and a again for the picture taking. We've gotten just about bubcus so far this year.
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Cheer up, it'll be a balmy -18 tomorrow! Happy New Year


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Well you do live in Alaska :P. More than a couple times when I was in college in Buffalo the regular temperature was about -10 and the wind chill got down to -30 or lower during the day for two weeks and I had to walk to class in it (uphill both ways, with 3 feet of snow and no shoes! lawl). Nothing really new here though, Syracuse and Buffalo have basically the same weather patterns, but I know people that refused to leave their rooms those days, especially the ones that were from somewhat warmer states lol.

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Yeah, what I want to know is the windchill


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Gawd damn ....that's cold ! ! ! ! !...........as a matter of fact....that's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.........lol
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