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Old 01-30-2019, 12:45 PM
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Default Holy Sh*t It's Cold!

I saw the temp gauge in my squad last night clock in at -23, and I heard the radio say we were -51 or -52 with the wind chill breaking the official record for coldest day in Cedar Rapids set in '96! We were colder than Anchoridge and the South Pole too. Sad thing is tonight may break that new record...yee haw!

Thankfully I'll be in shorts and a t-shirt by the weekend catching some rays on my deck and temps in the balmy +20's range. A 70+ temp change and still below zero hah! Stay safe and warm upper midwesterners.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:41 PM
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All I can think, besides hoping people can survive this cold - literally - is please god, i hope we aren't recruiting anyone during this...
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:40 PM
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All I can think, besides hoping people can survive this cold - literally - is please god, i hope we aren't recruiting anyone during this...
Yeah, that would be a mood killer. -15 here, windchill around -34. My dog loves to go outside but even he wants none of this nonsense.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:54 PM
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Jeez that’s pretty damn cold for Iowa!

Apparently Winnipeg was the coldest place on earth yesterday... can’t remember the temp but it was -55 with the windchill or around there.

I spend about half of my workday outside too, thankfully this cold spell is ending tomorrow.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:04 PM
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Yeah, that would be a mood killer. -15 here, windchill around -34. My dog loves to go outside but even he wants none of this nonsense.
I am pretty sure my dog is just holding it at this point. When she goes out, she is only out there long enough to run down the steps and then right back up....so she is either holding it or has mastered doing her business and walking at the same time.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:39 AM
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I am pretty sure my dog is just holding it at this point. When she goes out, she is only out there long enough to run down the steps and then right back up....so she is either holding it or has mastered doing her business and walking at the same time.
I took him down to the mailbox and back and he's figured out it's too cold to be out. He had to go out around 3AM today so I put his retractable leash on him, he went maybe three feet past the steps, dumped on the sidewalk and came right back. Figured I would clean it up today but it's frozen and also frozen to the sidewalk.

Looks like tomorrow is the last bad day.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:14 AM
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Not to inject global warming here, but which would you rather try to survive - extreme heat or extreme cold...? Saw it was colder than Mars in some places.
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Yea, I had to work in this as well. It's amazing how fast things get cold. I would be out of my squad car only for about 2 minutes to check an alarm and didn't think it was too bad because I have so many layers on. Went back into my squad car and in those minutes, the fabric of my clothing held so much cold that I could feel it from the pressure of sitting down. Might try the boiling water thing tonight. LOL
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:03 PM
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Did you see them lighting those railroad tracks on fire to keep them from contracting and ripping out of the ground?
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Not to inject global warming here, but which would you rather try to survive - extreme heat or extreme cold...? Saw it was colder than Mars in some places.
Heat. Even in extreme heat plants and animals can survive, sometimes even thrive in higher temps. Cold or absence of heat kills.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:18 PM
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Yea, I had to work in this as well. It's amazing how fast things get cold. I would be out of my squad car only for about 2 minutes to check an alarm and didn't think it was too bad because I have so many layers on. Went back into my squad car and in those minutes, the fabric of my clothing held so much cold that I could feel it from the pressure of sitting down. Might try the boiling water thing tonight. LOL
Alarm calls all night for us too. Even the knuckleheads know it's too cold to go out and play though. At least last night we didn't have the wind like we did Tuesday, but our squad temp gauge was going between -22 and -31 over the course of the night, I haven't checked what the WC was but I think we broke the previous record from Tues.
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Did you see them lighting those railroad tracks on fire to keep them from contracting and ripping out of the ground?
I saw that but someone I know said it was also to keep the switches that allow trains to change tracks from freezing.
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Yea, I had to work in this as well. It's amazing how fast things get cold. I would be out of my squad car only for about 2 minutes to check an alarm and didn't think it was too bad because I have so many layers on. Went back into my squad car and in those minutes, the fabric of my clothing held so much cold that I could feel it from the pressure of sitting down. Might try the boiling water thing tonight. LOL
It was only -4° here this morning so that's balmy compared to you guys. If either of you guys are patch guys PM me, I'm really not but I can hook you up if you are.
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Apparently we may get to mid forties by Sunday. So i may have to break out the banana hammock and catch some rays! 😆
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I grew up in the Big State and my sister went to college in Fairbanks for 4 years. I'm watching these news reports about the "Polar Vortex" and I keep thinking about people in Fairbanks. They have to be, "Wait...... -25 isn't normal this time of year?"
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Ya’ll are soft.

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Did you see them lighting those railroad tracks on fire to keep them from contracting and ripping out of the ground?
I saw that. Crazy stuff
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