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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:06 am

No mail will be delivered to parts of 10 states as polar vortex chills postal delivery
So much for "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night." The U.S. mail won't be delivered Wednesday in large swaths of at least 10 states due to the crippling cold of the polar vortex.

The USPS announced that no mail will be delivered in parts of Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Some retail offices of the postal service will be open, but couriers won't be delivering any mail to those areas.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:27 am

-19 base temp is probably the coldest I've ever seen. Only down to -40 wind chill. Wanted to see that -50.
My boss encouraged us to work from home today.
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Postby DannyFanny » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 am

It was -22 driving to work this morning. I should have stayed home.
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Postby wags83 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:44 pm

Low of -29 again tonight. We hit -50 wind chill this morning. Erin's office was closed today, I still went in to work though.
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Postby Huss Buss » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:11 pm

we were close to what Wags had. was cold last evening this evening was still in negatives but no wind made it seem not bad at all
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:03 am

The funny part is that we are supposed to get into the upper 30's and rain this weekend. 70 degree swing in a few days, more if you count wind chill.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:34 am

Huss Buss wrote:we were close to what Wags had. was cold last evening this evening was still in negatives but no wind made it seem not bad at all
I heard your truck wouldnt start at the gym and you were outside in shorts trying to fix it!
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Postby blake » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am

saw -30 driving yesterday morning in Northern SD

windchills were -50- -60 Tuesday night. Crazy
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Postby Huss Buss » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:50 pm

Tyler wrote:
Huss Buss wrote:we were close to what Wags had. was cold last evening this evening was still in negatives but no wind made it seem not bad at all
I heard your truck wouldnt start at the gym and you were outside in shorts trying to fix it!


yep my gas line frozed up there. I got done with a running workout so the cold felt great on my legs. your brother didn't come too dressed up either.. I had more lays on top then him, hoody and my carhartt jacket.

still have the truck there. will try Friday when 30s out
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 pm

Diesel truck I assume? Should have plugged it in!
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Postby Huss Buss » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:03 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Diesel truck I assume? Should have plugged it in!


nope all my trucks are gas.. it was just so windy that is frozed up there and not at work..
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Postby Tyler » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:52 am

It was weird this morning to easily open the sliding door for the first time since moving in. I thought maybe it was a crappy door, but nope, just frozen for the past 8 days
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Postby Huss Buss » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:33 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post It was weird this morning to easily open the sliding door for the first time since moving in. I thought maybe it was a crappy door, but nope, just frozen for the past 8 days


was the house easy to keep warm?
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Postby Tyler » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:49 pm

Huss Buss wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post It was weird this morning to easily open the sliding door for the first time since moving in. I thought maybe it was a crappy door, but nope, just frozen for the past 8 days


was the house easy to keep warm?
The master bedroom on the main floor was 5 degrees colder than the rest of the house. Maybe because of the big window. Basement was also a little chilly
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:37 pm

Tyler wrote:
Huss Buss wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post It was weird this morning to easily open the sliding door for the first time since moving in. I thought maybe it was a crappy door, but nope, just frozen for the past 8 days


was the house easy to keep warm?
The master bedroom on the main floor was 5 degrees colder than the rest of the house. Maybe because of the big window. Basement was also a little chilly
Cooler so you can keep each other warm if ya catch my drift

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Postby Tyler » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:09 am

Hasn't been as cold the past couple of weeks, but we aren't getting much break from the snow. Not as bad as bmyoungs usually gets in Maine, but it's the most I've seen since being a homeowner starting in 2015.

Des Moines is currently at 39.1 inches of snow since January 11. We could break our 40-day snowfall record of 43.5 inches set back in 1912, with the snowfall expected Tuesday night and Wednesday.

It took me until then worse stretch of snow in 107 years to considering snow blower. I'm glad I didn't get the one yesterday! I'll be fine after this year.
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Postby blake » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:36 am

dang. Des Moines has more snow that we've had all year
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Postby blake » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:37 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Hasn't been as cold the past couple of weeks, but we aren't getting much break from the snow. Not as bad as bmyoungs usually gets in Maine, but it's the most I've seen since being a homeowner starting in 2015.

Des Moines is currently at 39.1 inches of snow since January 11. We could break our 40-day snowfall record of 43.5 inches set back in 1912, with the snowfall expected Tuesday night and Wednesday.

It took me until then worse stretch of snow in 107 years to considering snow blower. I'm glad I didn't get the one yesterday! I'll be fine after this year.

scooping yet too.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:08 am

We are about to break the February snow total record tonight. I'm so glad I got a snowblower this year.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:18 am

I'm pretty sure you've had more snow than us this year. *Knock on wood* we usually have a couple foot+ storms each year

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