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  • #16
    I myself prefer “Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arm’s” (thanks Buck Owens) even if she is a yankee from Shamokin (actually Mt. Carmel).

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    • #17
      Originally posted by saturn View Post

      Where are you? The lowest it got here in the Windsor-Detroit area was -13F (-25C)
      St. Thomas. I was counting in the wind chill.

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      • #18
        Last Wed morning in Chicago my wife needed to be at her church at 7:30 AM to open the hall for a warming shelter they hosted. According to the car's thermometer it was -25°F when we left home (I think the temp at O'Hare was -23 that morning). Never have I wanted more to be in New Orleans!

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        • #19
          Many years ago when did stuff at the Salt Lake Olympics

          I left home the day after the Aus Open finished and flew to Salt Lake via LAX, I was a bit delirious from all the flying when I got to the office and did not really notice the cold.

          One of my friends drove me up to where we stayed for a couple of months which was in the mountains up near Park City.

          The next morning when I had to get up early for a meeting at Rice Eccles Stadium I think it was, my mate who was picking me up at 6.30 AM called to see if I had surfaced and then gleefully told me that it was -26. When I went outside I thought I was going to die. It was a big shock to my system when you consider that I had been in 100 degree weather only 2 days before

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 20/20 View Post

            "Shamokin?" Shamokin??? Who in the heck here hails from that area? That is the area that my wife came from.
            My dad was born in Shamokin Pa.That's where we spent haf of our vacations. I decided to move there for a few years in the 80s The cheapest place to live.

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            • #21
              Ah Shamokin. The “big” town up the road a bit.

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              • #22
                This thread had me thinking the coldest I've been. Once in my life it was below 20+. Ihad to google, we were living in Baton Rouge. 8+ degrees

                December 22, 1989:
                The most significant cold spell of the century for the Deep South occurred from the 22 to the 26. New Orleans experienced 64 consecutive hours at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and a total of 81 out of 82 hours below freezing. A total of 15 hours were below 15 degrees with the lowest reading of 11 degrees on the morning of the 23rd. A low temperature of 8 degrees was recorded at Baton Rouge. Snow and sleet paralyzed transportation systems where as much as two to four inches of snow accumulated in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. Snow and ice covered the ground in New Orleans. The greatest impact was on breakage of water pipes in homes and businesses. Over 100 fires resulted in the New Orleans area within a 24 hour period due to a loss of water pressure and improperly utilized heating sources. Ice formed over shallow lakes and waterways where commercial fishing took heavy losses. Five weather related deaths occurred in the service area during this rare Arctic outbreak.

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                • #23
                  Lows in the teens last week and a high of 72 tomorrow.

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                  • #24
                    This thread brings to mind the Bruce Cockburn song 'Coldest Day of the Year"

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