History-making cold temperatures in the northwest - December 2013

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  1. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    EUGENE, Ore. -- Forecasters predict that Oregon will see its coldest night in over 40 years as many cities are still reeling from Friday’s snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow across the southern Willamette Valley.

    The day of snow on Friday made for slick driving conditions in Oregon and southwest Washington. While the precipitation is considered to be over, officials say an extreme cold snap will set in.

    The Eugene Airport registered 3 degrees F just before 9 p.m., tying the coldest temperature recorded for the city since December 11, 1972.

    The cold snap of 1972 set record lows: December 7 was 6 below zero; December 8 saw 12 below zero - the coldest temperature since weather-record keeping started in Eugene back in 1892.


    http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/Snow-is-done-now-here-comes-the-extreme-cold-234915391.html

    I have friends who live in the countryside who have no water due to frozen pumps - and even one who lives in the city limits whose pipes froze! A friend just wrote that it's registering -9 at the airport right now!

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Oregon is also having unusually cold weather. Eugene and Corvallis got seven and nine inches of snow Friday, respectively, causing classes to be canceled at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Portland got a half-inch dusting of snow.

    Eugene is expected to have a low temperature of negative 4 degrees Saturday night, which is the lowest since 1972, Andy Bryant, a National Weather Service hydrologist in Portland, told The Times.

    Bryant said that the cold will continue at least through Monday, but maybe longer.

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-dallas-ice-freezing-20131207,0,7894299.story
     
  4. annemc2

    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    This is completely crazy!

    When I got the email from my kid's preschool today saying that classes will be cancelled (again) tomorrow I promptly wrote her back and requested Valium.

    The poor birdies are so hungry and my chickens are too...too chicken to go out into the snow. The geese are hiding in the garage and the carpet-peeing cat is inside. Yesterday I was checking the hummingbird feeder to see if the nectar was frozen and one poor little guy sat and drank from the feeder while it was in my hands! There was also a very confused bat in the garage this morning. It's all just so strange!

    I am ALLDONE with snow. Never in a million years would I have said that I miss the rain!
     
  5. seguek9

    seguek9 3rd generation Wiccan-verified Peace Keeper

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    It's been awful for over a week in Montana....we hit 8 degrees today and celebrated the "warmth" LOL

    Frozen pipes and now lots of snow. I've gone through a months' worth of wood in 10 days (our only source of heat) ...it's really scary!!!

    Stay safe and warm everyone!!
     
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Watching the news and they are saying schools will be closed tomorrow again. Our crew hasn't been able to work because the machinery isn't even operating. Everything is so frozen. Lots of my friends have lost water and had pipes burst. When is it going to end?
     
  7. lisalei321

    lisalei321 Founding Member of AFKBPOFPOPL

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    So much for global warming right?

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  8. noZme

    noZme Active Member

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    Brrrr. Y'all bundle up & stay warm. Bring the pets inside & put out food for wildlife.

    We hovered around 80 today & people are complaining about that. Not me!
     
  9. Herding Cats

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    And I'm heading to Albany for Christmas. LOL. I am also planning on moving there next summer...and I can't wait.

    My nieces and nephew got Friday and today off from school, due to snow. And they have a frozen pipe at their house, too.

    Bless their hearts...and bless mine next year.

    (TBH, I can't wait...although I don't know how to live in the cold like that, I'm looking forward to learning it. :))

    Best-
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  10. Ladylub

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    Being in North Texas...... last couple days not sure how those who get this kind of weather so often do it. Like living in an ice box. I like it cold and I like the occasional snow but this ice stuff.......no thanks. Brrrr Think warm thoughts hope some warmth comes that way. Stay safe.
     
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    I'm fine with snow and cold temperatures until the weather starts causing damage and loss of income. Then I'm not so fine with it.
     
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    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    The weather reporter had a funny quip about the storm.. After showing clips of numerous car crashes in whiteout conditions the reporter said, "The storm is heading north, into Canada, where they call major storms like this ...normal winter weather.

    Even so, it's cold and stormy and I'm happy to stay at home tonight.
     
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    deca New Member

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    We have had very very colds temps (for here). The local transportation folks say that haven't seen anything like it and since it is so rare we don't have the plow crews / equipment to deal with it. Fun! We have been stuck in our neighborhood for 5 days now. We could leave for an emergency or supplies but why put us at risk if we don't need to get on the road?

    The tow truck co. said they got 350+ calls over the weekend and still haven't answered them all. :(
     
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    Well, actually, no. But let's not get into that here.
     
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    Winter Weather Watch: Great Lakes Snow, Watching Weekend Storm

    http://www.wunderground.com/news/winter-weather-watch-2013-2014-20131002

     
  16. Trident

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    This AM, early, it was 11 degrees in PA, after yesterday's snow. A temp of 11 degrees is COLD in damp PA. I'm sitting in my apartment looking out, seeing my snow-covered car - cleaned it once, watching the snow freeze on it. I'm seeing winter, a cold, snowy one. I'm just glad I'm retired and no longer plowing snow on I-95.
     
  17. annemc2

    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    Wait - what? This Albany? In Oregon?

    It's usually never cold like this! That's why everything is shutting down. We maybe get one or two days of cute little snow then it melts and everything is business as usual.

    There is NO SCHOOL AGAIN TOMORROW. Guys, watch for me to show up in the Crimes in the News forum if this madness ensues.
     
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    Trident Well-Known Member

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    Albany where? If it's Oregon, like the last poster mentioned, you're probably okay. If you mean Albany, New York, you better buy a survival book.
     
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Yes, she meant Oregon. Hey, maybe a few of us can get together for coffee! If the roads clear up, that is! :banghead:

    So, what's the difference between freezing rain and sleet? Both are forecast for today. Heaven help us!

    :eek:verreaction:

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    My lawn is back! :skip: Life is good!
     

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