Ugly Minnesota Winter Weather (again)

@webeishere (36353)
United States
February 9, 2008 5:17pm CST
Well it was another nasty day today here in Minnesobrrrrr. (Saturday) We are currently under a winter weather advisory meaning blowing & drifting snow and cold temps. Then we are also under a windchill advisories. I went to the casino this morning and it took 3 times as long to drive there. The snow was falling hard and the winds were around 30 MPH as well. Visibility driving was less than a quarter of a mile. Now the temps have been falling all day quickly also. At 8 a.m. it was 23 degrres F. Now it is 0 degrees F. The winds have gotten stromnger and we've had gusts up to 45MPH. The temop will fall to 15 below zero tonight with high winds causing windchills of 35 to 55 below zero all night long. What is the weather like in your area? Strong winds? Terrible windchills? Snowing? Or are you in the tropics? Hee hee. Here's a shot of a clean drive with the snow blown into small mountains in various areas at my house. I love the looks of the snow when it is blown around like this. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 Feb 08
You know it's funny. I happen to be a winter person, and don't mind cold weather as I find it invigorating, but yeesh, I think I'd go bonkers with the kind of weather you have there. As for my neck of the woods, this has been a very strange "winter" to say the least, I can never remember such a snowless winter..we had one day of a "dusting" of snow and that was it. Temperature wise it's been rather warm...why just the other day it was a tropical, muggy and humid near 70 degrees...yup, in NY! The temperature has cooled down considerably, but it still feels warmish, and it's boiling in the apt. here...our apt. building you can't regulate the heat coming up..so it feels like summer in my apt....and even have nearly all the windows open to get air inside here.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I also love the cold and snow actually. But enough is enough I say. I would love more snow and even temps at zero would be "cool". Hahaha!! But this wind is terrible tonight. It's supposed to be this windy till tomorrow afternoon also. Ughhhh! Glad ya got a taste of summer sort of also. HAHAHAHA! I am not ready for the 70's just yet. Not in Februaray please. Hahaha!! Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Yikes I'm not ready for the 70s either! :(
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
A couple more snow storms then I'll be ready for the 70's. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Any time you post about cold weather we have it in Chicago the very next day. I just look at weather forecast for tomorrow and...OMG, it is going to be only 4F and snow again.... Hey, can you keep it? lol HUGS!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I'll take all the snow and you can have the windchills? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Nahhh Cheese, I actually love this weather most times. It's just that we've had so much of it in a short time. Hahahahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Your weather is coming my way, yuck. In the 30's early today, down around 0 tonight and then snow, brrrrrrrr. This is what we call winter. I have a sister that lives in Florida. I talked to her yesturday, I made the mistake and asked her what she was doing. hehe. She was outside grilling some hamburgers while her hubby was cleaning the pool, I said we have snow on the ground, hehe. THINK SPRING!!!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
This has been well beyond WINTER as you call it. This has been a frozen HELL of sorts. Too mnay days this winter with the severe below zero temps and drastictly below zero windchills. Check out my newest discussion. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
10 Feb 08
I don't understand what's going on this year. Even places in the US that normally don't get bad winters are this year and as far as where I'm from in Canada it's been nasty cold. Today it was -29c. It's supposed to warm up Wednesday. The wind has been horrible as well.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
It has been strange this winter that's for sure. And this cold stuff is caused by Global "Warming"? Hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I live in Mississippi. Earlier this week it was near 80 degrees and tornadoes were all over the place. Today it was in the 50's sunny and pretty much like a spring day. We haven't had any snow in so long. I would love to see some...but maybe not as much as y'all have, lol
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
That was a shame with those tornadoes and deaths. Wisconsin also had strange tornados recently as well. I don't have a lot of snow here actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Well it's the same here....buggers. But it's only supposed to last until through tomorrow so that won't be bad. If it were to last another whole week I would not like it one bit!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Yup that's the only good thing about this one is the length of it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Poor Grandpa Bob! It is a nice 51 degrees here right now. It was a few degrees warmer earlier today. The sun was shining too. I had to actually take my jacket off while I was out shopping.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I had to keep my coat on while I was in the casino. The area I was playing at was very near a door. Each time it opened there was a blast of the winter air. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
9 Feb 08
i actually live south of you in southern ontario canada and we have had an unusual winter this year, lots of snow, but towards the end of feb, we are sposed to be in the deep freeze...which is worse? snow or cold?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
The worse is the cold withput snow. I can handle the cold but not if there's no snow on the ground. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Well, not exactly the tropics here, but it was shirt sleeves weather, well for me anyway. It might've grazed 70ยบ, sunny & little to no wind. The roomie & I drove down to South Austin to drop off our tax stuff for my brother to do our taxes and it was just wonderful. THIS is what the weather should be like all the time!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I am still not ready for the 70's here. After all it is only February and still a few more storms will be coming here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Ya know that the 70's in Feb are the only thing that make the 100's in the summer worthwhile!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I don't mind the hot temps. Now the humidity that comes with them here in Minnesota I can do without. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@madasp (563)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I live on the wisconsin side of the st croix river and I would like to ask you to please keep the wind on your side, thank you very much LOL. It's the same over here.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Feb 08
lol...it is one of the best comments I ever read on Mylot... I am with you, keep it on Minnesota site...Chicago is not that far from you my friend...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Oh it'll be there in time. Sorry!! HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Cheesehater, What's the difference between the Badger Cheerleaders and a bag of garbage? The garbage goes out at least once a week. HAHAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
11 Feb 08
Here in Central CA it is nice with the night of 66 today. I had the house opened up to air out. I love it. Not a cloud in the sky. The problem with warm weather like this is the fog at night and in the morning. People tend to drive to fast in the fog and have horrible accidents. I have not heard the news to see if there was any over the weekend yet. I sure hope not.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Feb 08
My sister lives in the Scaremento area so I hear about her warm winter days. Ugghh! Hee hee hee. I want the cold and snow this time of the year. But as I've said before there is a time for it to end and that time is NOW! Hahahaha!! Thanks also for the response. Enjoy the fresh air. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
10 Feb 08
I checked out your photo (left a comment) & saw the snow blown mountains! The weather here has been remarkably cool, very unusual for Februray. It was 2 degrees celcuis on the day of my birthday. We were able to have a fire that night, which is almost unheard of at this time.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Feb 08
The piles of snow were even higher today as the winds were blowing most the day again today. So then next 20 degree above zero day I'll be back outh there cleaing the piles of snow. Thanks as usual also for the comment(s). I've had many a bonfire in the snow covered cold backyard. The cold doesn't stop a fire from burning. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gemini_rose (16194)
10 Feb 08
I live in England and the weather here the last couple of days has been lovely, its been mild for the time of year and we have had a nice bit of sunshine all weekend. So far this year we have only had a smattering of snow, although we had some pretty strong winds a couple of weeks ago. I like to look at your picture of the snow, but Im pretty glad its not here I dont like it much!!!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Today it got all the way up to a warm 3 degrees F below zero. Yes below zero not above. But we did have some great warm feeling sunshine all day. Had the curtains, drapes, and blinds opened and it sure heated the house. Was still cold as heck outside though even with the sun. It just made it feel better was all to a point. Thanks and enjoy the nice weather across the pond. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@forge_t (92)
• United States
10 Feb 08
very nice here in arizona wish you all would stop hogging up the snow and spreed it around.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Talk to the east coast. They've gotten the snow. All we have gotten in Minnesota is the 40 below windchills. I want snow as well here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I live in Michigan and we got nasty cold weather here. today is supposed to a high of 6 with somewhat high winds. I think it's going to "warm up to 16 tomorrow. All week is going to be in the low twenties. I can't stand this. Bring on summer!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I was born and raised in Dearborn Heights MI. And I've lived in many cities such as Traverse City, Alpena, Iron River, Ypsilianti, Ann Arbor etc etc. Where is Waterford located? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mummymo (23707)
10 Feb 08
AGB I really need to stop complaining about our weather here in Scotland! WE have had snow a couple of times this year but it only lasted for a couple of days once and was gone by afternoon the second time! We have had REALLY high winds a lot - up to 85 mph and the rain is almost constant. My kids are desperate for more snow but it just isn't happening! I guess we are lucky as my area is surrounded by three hill ranges which helps protect us from the worst of the weather conditions! Hugs xxxxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Those hills will stop the winds from being so bad for you I'd say. The winds are the wrost thing when it's this cold. Give me the snow but keep them 40 below zero windchills. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
10 Feb 08
ouch! i live in southeastern Michigan and we do get the snow you do. I used to live in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan .Soo, Mich. by the Canadian border town of Soo, Ontario and we got a lot of snow too... the chill factor you mention is a fearful thing..i would not last long outside.. every year i hate the winter the worst..and now I am retired I do not drive if I don't have to but my two trucks have four wheel drive and that helps..good luck thans Grnadpa Bob..try to keep warm with some oh' be joyful and cribbage
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I had lived in Iron River in the UP many mnay years ago. That's where there's a lot of snow. I also lived in Alpena for sometime. That city gets a lot of lake effect snow. I don't drink but I love cribbage. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~