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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« on: December 07, 2005, 09:45:17 pm »

This is one of two things which give me reservations about Wyoming. Chilled to the bone
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[...] Today across Wyoming temperatures should remain in the single digits.

That should feel tropical compared to Wednesday and Thursday mornings in places such as Big Piney and Jackson, where temperatures were expected to be about minus 24, possibly breaking state records.

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The state's coldest areas through today and into Thursday are expected to be in northwest Wyoming. Yellowstone Lake is likely to see minus 32. Casper should see minus 16 in the morning hours, with similar temperatures in Riverton, Rock Springs and Greybull.

Casper's record low for Dec. 7 is minus 18, set in 1972. Big Piney was minus 28 in 1978, and Jackson was minus 20 in 1984.
Although, I was out in the cold today. Temps in the Denver area have been hovering around zero (+/- 5 (F)) today, depending on where you are in the metro area. And I was out setting up saws/tools in a driveway, and doing a few cuts. Also packing material out of the van and into the customer's house. Really, it wasn't that bad -- I suppose because the sun was out, and it wasn't windy. Had it been damp, I'd've been miserable though. Still, I'd rather not deal with these sort of temperatures.
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005, 01:46:52 am »

Yeah,  I have a friend who lives in NE CO,  way up there,  and he sent me a little chart,  with some assorted figures on it regarding the weather there in the past day or two.  There's really only one word to describe the drop shown in the chart,  and that's precipitous!  Jeez!

Yeah,  kinda tends to put me off a bit,  that does.  And he's talking about moving back to Wyoming,  where he's from originally.
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005, 09:00:06 pm »

Well, to be fair. Here in the Free State of New Hampshire, my thermometer currently says "11". Tomorrow, we get the same storm that Wyoming got.

Driving to work will be interesting.

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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005, 09:25:35 pm »

We're hunkered down, 'Bug.  Stay safe.
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005, 09:33:33 pm »

Oh, the HUMANITY!!!! It was, like, 28F this morning and there was FROST on my windshield!!!!
*sigh* however will we get by?
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2005, 01:16:45 am »

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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2005, 06:01:07 am »

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Casper's record low for Dec. 7 is minus 18, set in 1972. Big Piney was minus 28 in 1978, and Jackson was minus 20 in 1984.
Although, I was out in the cold today. Temps in the Denver area have been hovering around zero (+/- 5 (F)) today, depending on where you are in the metro area. And I was out setting up saws/tools in a driveway, and doing a few cuts. Also packing material out of the van and into the customer's house. Really, it wasn't that bad -- I suppose because the sun was out, and it wasn't windy. Had it been damp, I'd've been miserable though. Still, I'd rather not deal with these sort of temperatures.

But it's never damp in Wyoming. Sure, there are thunder storms in the summertime, but in the winter, humidity hovers around 10%, if that, and precipitiation arrives as snow, which is usually so dry and powdery that you can't make snowballs with it. Good for skiing, though. You need chap stick to keep your lips from splitting. The low humidity makes the cold, and the summer heat, a lot easier to bear. It also enhances solar heating, so though it goes down into the teens most nights, it usually warms into the twenties or thirties during the day.

My Wyoming experience was in Cheyenne, the southeast corner of the state, where I grew up. Your mileage may vary in other regions.

New England weather, with its high humidity, seems both colder and hotter, to me, than Wyoming.

Wind chill is bad, though. The wind doesn't blow in Wyoming. It sucks.
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2005, 08:04:14 am »

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New England weather, with its high humidity, seems both colder and hotter, to me, than Wyoming.

OK, if you say so.

Right now, I can't go to work because my wife hid my car keys. Crap! I LIKE driving around in these conditions. Maxing out my 4WD short wheel base XTerra & sliding around and stuff!

Currently we have 8" on the ground with another foot expected (!).

My son will experience the thrill of shoveling snow in spades.

So to speak.

The idiots on the local TV stations are all excited and picking up snow and showing it on camera and generally acting like they've never seen frozen water falling from the sky.


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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2005, 09:05:22 am »

Omigod, I like had to wear a jacket this morning, because like the temperature was in the sixties, okay?  And it like rained a little last night and now, omigod, I've like got to wash my car...
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2005, 09:27:07 am »

Bite me, John.

The other morning I had to use a hair dryer on the latch of my front door. It had frozen shut. :P
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2005, 09:42:44 am »

It's balmy here.  I think it was about 20 degrees when I went walking this morning. 
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2005, 10:18:09 am »

There's a heat wave where I live in Montana. Today it was +14 yesterday it was -14 and Tuesday morning the low was -24. Might even see 20 - 25  today. I walked to work without a jacket this morning.
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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2005, 06:32:13 pm »

8" of snow here today. Son is starting to dislike snow shoveling - but he can't go to karate tomorrow if I can't get out the driveway (which is 75 meters long :)  )

Temp is 24 right now. Inside it's 68. I am drinking an iced alcoholic beverage.

What's not to like about Winter?

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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2005, 07:05:18 pm »

What's not to like about Winter?

The bugs go away?   ^_^

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Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2005, 09:12:57 pm »

As a Wyoming resident, I can say with some certainty that yes, it is a bit nippy out.
I'm about 60 miles S of Jackson and it was a brisk -31 yesterday morning. Warmed up to a -5 during the day. Some fools were out laying a subfloor on a new house down the road. I truly have no idea
how they were able to work.

I went out to feed the horses for about 5 minutes and damn near froze my ass off. BTW, the horses are just fine being in an open field in that temp.  They all had a fine coating of frost on their hair and icicles off their nostrils. Of course their hair is about an inch and a half long and VERY thick.

It is nice though.


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