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01-21-2013 09:29 PM - edited 01-21-2013 09:30 PM
till I found this..........check out number 2............WOW..........
I think I will zip it now.........
I have seen -28.........oddly enough it wasnt that many years ago..........nor was it that far north.........its erie how quiet things are when its that cold.........the ole pickup didnt like being started either, made some funny noises........and strangely enough, there was zero wind that morning, it was so still out..........
I hear stories about -30 and -40 and -50 being a pretty common occurance in the 50's 60's and 70's up in the far reaches of MN and ND.........they say -40 is a whole nother beast.........and -50 is when metal starts acting funny..........no thanks, and I like the cold........
weather has always fansicated me.........and I have always wondered why farmers dont make it a core pillar of study..........I mean it is the number one variable.........hands down..........and while we cant control it..........certainly trying to understand it is important.........
probably as much or more so than marketing..........
01-21-2013 10:08 PM
MT, Hobby,.. it's funny when i 1st came around these parts Hobby asked me where (what country) i was from - i guess i'd made a goofy post or some such thing. I gave you, Hobby that smart-arse remark "where'd you think i was from, Antarctica?"
I don't believe i can even fathom -127...wouldn't your skeleton freeze solid in about 60 sec. so if someone tapped you, you'd just shatter like that ice/metal character dude from the 2nd "Terminator" movie"
I love weather extremes, as well. Iv'e skied in wind chilled -45 before (could only take 1 run before thawing in warm hut) for 30 min.
Remember Dec '82 anyone?? Brrrrrr
...and i've jogged 6 miles - 8 min/ mile pace in 108 degrees back in early Sep 2000 - Houston.
MT - These last 2 years i've learned to make weather (Drought Monitor) a more integral part of my trading decisions, for sure. Just learned last yr about tenacity of corns tap root....and only reason 2012 crop was above 100bpa was subsoil...now its GONE in 2/3rds of belt...so 2013 crop is gonna be one wild card alright.
01-21-2013 10:24 PM
44 below is the coldest i've ever experienced.....but it's the 25 ish below temps. with a 10mph wind like we're having tonight in the north dakota tundra that are more unbearable. on a night like tonight it's hard to believe how much i complained this past summer about how hot it was!
01-22-2013 07:24 AM
I've been in -45 for actual temp but it was still out which it often is when t gets that cold. If you want to experience what it's like beig in that cold of weather just wait for a really cold day and find a windchill conversion chart, take off in your truck down the road and bare one arm then stick it out the window. It's fun and a good man sport to see who is toughest. When you hit -40+ I can promise you those arms come back in under 10 seconds. It's unreal how quick and bad that hurts.
01-22-2013 01:00 PM
BTW my summer Cool off trip already has the one couple go along slot filled. There was/is a waiting list.