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Polar Vortex Plunge to Bring 'Brutally Cold' Air to Midwest With 'Life Threatening Wind Chills

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by MULTIZ321, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. MULTIZ321

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    Poloar Vortex Plunge to Bring 'Brutally Cold' Air to Midwest With 'Life Threatening Wind Chills'
    By Travis Fedschun/ Fox News/ Weather/ foxnews.com

    "A surge of arctic air is about to bring parts of the Midwest the coldest temperatures in years by the middle of this week, as part of the polar vortex is set to blast the region with dangerously cold temperatures.

    The National Weather Service said in its forecast discussion that a "potentially record breaking push" of Arctic air will inundate the Northern Plains and Great Lakes by Wednesday, bringing wind chills as low as -40 degrees in many locations.

    "There's no mild way of saying it. Brutal cold is coming," the NWS' Chicago office said on Twitter...."

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    The low temperatures forecast for Wednesday across the Midwest.


    Richard
     
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    In Duluth they call that winter

    In Winnipeg the call that a nice day
     
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    When they say -40 degrees is it Celsius or Fahrenheit?
     
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    You wascally wabbit, Doc!
     
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    Yeah. The classic trick question by DrQ. :ponder:

    And at 6:30 pm (EST) the sun is down in Toronto and the outside temperature is already reading -14C!! The cold snap has already started here again. :eek:
     
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    The closest I've been to that has been -33 degrees F in Austin MN.
     
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    We shall see how accurate the weather folk are....lately, not so much. We are in the -23 F temperature band; but those are the night temps. We should be a balmy -9 during the day. When the sun is shining, it is just beautiful outside looking at the snow covered landscape. My mission is to keep the bird bath full of water and feeders full; the birds seem the most vulnerable.
     
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    At -40 Celsius & Fahrenheit are equal. So it doesn't matter if you say C or F - Darned cold either way you look at it!

    ~Diane
     
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    We are even experiencing a cold front down here in Belize. Within an hour this afternoon, during a short lived crazy wind and rain storm, the temperature dropped by 20*F. It is down to 17C /62F (@11pm) and the locals are wearing all the clothes they own. Us tough Canadians will need a sheet over us tonight! I love these temps!


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    Not wascally at all. The only possible answer is Fahrenheit, because Celsius is not expressed in degrees. It can be -40 deg F, or -40 C. But it can't be -40 deg C.
     
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    Of course celsius is expressed in degrees. How else would you say -40°c?
     
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    Tomorrow’s daytime high in Winnipeg is -29C or -20F and that’s without the windchill! But at least it will be sunny!
     
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    Hang on--the long range models say that after the upcoming 5 days of brutal cold over the Midwest-East, indications are a quick turn around in temperatures. Much above normal to develop across the South-East during the first week of February.
    https://twitter.com/MJVentrice
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    Supposed to be -26 F on Wednesday and 39 F by the weekend. 65 degree temperature swing in south central Wisconsin. If we didn't have all this snow we have gotten in the last 10 days or so it would be even warmer on the weekend. At least the roads will clear off with the nicer temps.:banana:
     
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    Yup. For me, -34 F in Minneapolis.
     
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    Ouch. Winnipeg is one of the few places that get weather respect from Minnesotans. :D
     
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    We still lived in the Twin Cities doe the winter of '96 - '97 when it made a run to -50 degrees F in the area.
    A bit brisk for me.
    They were also exploding water up on the Iron Range...
     
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    I worked in Regina Saskatchewan one winter. I do not recommend that for any southern.

    I also worked in March in Edmonton, Alberta, I think that was the coldest I was ever. I could not get warm, period.
     
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    From "How Cold Is It?" In Fahrenheit...
    0.0 degrees - Alaska and Colorado residents put on T-shirts.
    -10 degrees - German cars don't start. Eyes freeze shut when you step outside.
    -15 degrees - Arkansas residents stick tongues on metal objects.
    -20 degrees - Cat sleeps in pajamas with you. Minnesotans shovel snow off roof.
    -25 degrees - Japanese cars don't start. You need jumper cables to get the driver going.
    -30 degrees - Swedish cars don't start. You plan a two week hot bath.
    -40 degrees - Minnesotans button top button. Canadians put on sweaters.
    ... Your cat helps plan your trip to Mexico.
    -50 degrees - Congressional hot air freezes. Alaskans close the bathroom window.
    -80 degrees - Polar bears move South. Green Bay Packers & Buffalo Bills fans order hot cocoa.
     
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    68F Today in the South Bay...
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    Har har! Similar to the above, here's a condensed version of the Official Minnesota Thermometer:
    0 deg F - Hotter than Hades. Everybody stays indoors and runs the AC
    -20 deg - Minnesotans stop having cookouts
    -40 deg - Minnesotans stop driving with the top down
    -60 deg - Minnesota Girl Scouts stop selling cookies door-to-door
    -460 deg - 0 degrees Kelvin. All molecular activity ceases. Hell freezes over and the Minnesota Vikings win the Super Bowl
     
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    Hell can freeze over and the Detroit Lions will still never have even been in the Super Bowl.

    Lived in the UP of Michigan for 5 years, we get the Minnesota cold with several feet of Lake Superior lake effect snow.
     
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    I heard on the radio this morning something good may come from this extremely cold weather. An invasive species, the emerald ash borer, may be significantly killed off by these temperatures. According to the news report the EAB cannot survive below -20. The extended period of cold might kill off these awful bugs. I hope it takes some of the other invasive species with it. Asian beetle, stink bugs, earwigs etc. Although it will only be temporary I suppose. The ones surviving in neighboring states will move on in.:(
     
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    I cancelled golf here today, temperature was 42 when I called, but it is quite pleasant and sunny now.
     
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