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John Z
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2010, 07:58:10 AM »

Dang Cody, we got close to your place. Deb and i in the 4104, and our friends Don and Sue in their Silversides were in the Porkies the first week of Oct. Incredible weather, breathtaking leaf colors, clear blue skies and just a breeze with warm temps. We had an awesome time out your way! Although the bike ride from Union Bay up to Lake of The Clouds was a bit of a workout! Someone should open up a pasty shop near the campground out there! And the campground needs to put in parking pads. It was still pretty wet and soft and almost got the Silversides stuck there.
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2010, 09:25:06 AM »

yep, you were probably about 30 miles from us.
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2010, 08:25:19 AM »

  Dont quote me, but I believe Minnesota holds the record in the lower 48 states for the greatest 24 hour temperature change of nearly 100 degrees, the record for the coldest Temperature ever recorded in the lower 48 (-68F), the lowest Barometric pressure ever recorded (on land) (three times breaking its own record consecutively IIRC), and I also believe they hold the record in the lower 48, for the longest periods below freezing as well as longest periods below zero.

  Growing up living in Duluth, there are all kinds of crazy things I remember. Like guys adding extensions to ice augers to drill through more than 60 inches of ice. Digging house foundations 12 feet deep (code), putting water lines 10 feet deep (and still they freeze). Seeing Park Point cut off at the pier for almost a week from 30 foot snowdrifts and huge ships pushed ashore. I remember it staying below zero for something like 40 days one winter. They had icicle contests, I think the winner was like 70 feet tall out somewhere in East Duluth. Seeing patches of winter snow on north facing hillsides into early July. Of course I also remember freezing my feet and hands several times, once so bad they blistered from actual frostbite. And I knew a guy who froze to death after his car stalled in a blizzard. Found him half naked just 200 feet from where his car had been, guess its common to rip off your clothes just before you freeze. My Dad worked with a guy at the Air Base who froze his ears so bad after being outside only 15 minutes, that they broke off like potato chips when he got inside and tried to rub them. Brrrrrrrrrrr.

       
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2010, 09:52:03 AM »

I'm sure glad we don't get that kind of weather, my palm tree's would freeze.   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 09:57:30 AM »

I'll take heat stroke any day over freezing.
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2010, 11:11:46 AM »

I live in Duluth, and now you know why I am really, really looking forward to a winter in South Texas this year!!!
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2010, 11:24:52 AM »

  Dont quote me, but I believe Minnesota holds the record in the lower 48 states for the greatest 24 hour temperature change of nearly 100 degrees, the record for the coldest Temperature ever recorded in the lower 48 (-68F), the lowest Barometric pressure ever recorded (on land) (three times breaking its own record consecutively IIRC), and I also believe they hold the record in the lower 48, for the longest periods below freezing as well as longest periods below zero.

  Growing up living in Duluth, there are all kinds of crazy things I remember. Like guys adding extensions to ice augers to drill through more than 60 inches of ice. Digging house foundations 12 feet deep (code), putting water lines 10 feet deep (and still they freeze). Seeing Park Point cut off at the pier for almost a week from 30 foot snowdrifts and huge ships pushed ashore. I remember it staying below zero for something like 40 days one winter. They had icicle contests, I think the winner was like 70 feet tall out somewhere in East Duluth. Seeing patches of winter snow on north facing hillsides into early July. Of course I also remember freezing my feet and hands several times, once so bad they blistered from actual frostbite. And I knew a guy who froze to death after his car stalled in a blizzard. Found him half naked just 200 feet from where his car had been, guess its common to rip off your clothes just before you freeze. My Dad worked with a guy at the Air Base who froze his ears so bad after being outside only 15 minutes, that they broke off like potato chips when he got inside and tried to rub them. Brrrrrrrrrrr.

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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2010, 06:42:13 AM »

In the spirit of full disclosure, this is what this am looks like, with 8 more inches to come.

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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2010, 06:48:12 AM »

God bless Texas Grin
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2010, 07:57:35 AM »

It's 75 degree's out, the sun is shining, I can hear the neighbors mowing their lawns, I should pull the weeds from the flower beds and trim the hedge, oh crap is that my alarm clock going off?
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2010, 09:15:57 AM »

The snow today in Minnesota is so wet and heavy that a tree branch is bent over and touching my bus due to the weight.  I'm surprised I haven't lost any large branches due to the snow.

I'm hoping it warms enough so the snow melts do I can finish up the two repairs to my bus I started this past week.  The two repairs are less an hour to finish, but I have to have an hour of daylight to do them.  Today would be a good day if not for the snow.
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2010, 09:18:49 AM »

Brian,

We are up north of you a ways and we didn't get any snow. Overcast and about 30*. Nice fall day. Bring your bus up here, you can use my driveway!

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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2010, 09:28:12 PM »

Art - check out coldfoot AK, largest differential from lowest low to highest high (ambient - no wind chill) in North America was something like 190 degrees - FWIW
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2010, 05:17:33 AM »

We came thru the weekend in good shape, was mostly rain until last night where it turned to snow and froze a little but this morning showed a skim of snow and ice, just enough to know it's there, nothing like the "significant snowfall" like they had predicted.  I'm hoping for another mild winter if possible, it seems the last couple of winters the major storms have tracked south of us, my 'onset MS" is no longer onset so any help mother nature can send my way is muchly appreciated in regards to global warming, I can't hardly wait to plant my first palm tree.
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2010, 05:38:23 AM »

I can't hardly wait to plant my first palm tree.

Cody,
    After being gone for 8 months, I need to trim a few of our palmettos. Should I send you a couple small one to plant?  Jack
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