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Posted: 12/18/2016 1:42:19 PM EST
Warming stations set up in Dallas
Warming stations are now available in the City of Dallas for people who need relief from the bitter cold temperatures. 43 recreation centers and 29 libraries are open during normal business hours for people to seek temporary relief from the cold, according to the City of Dallas.
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Vitruvian Lights in Addison cut short by freezing temperatures
A nasty arctic blast cut the annual Vitruvian Lights in Addison short. The Georgia Bridgewater band rocked the park for about an hour, before the party was canceled when the temperature dropped below 30 degrees. People arrived bundled in coats and blankets to dance, grab a bite to eat from the food trucks, take in all the beautiful lights and see Santa. Event organizer, Jessica Zazzara, knew going into the night that it might have to be canceled due to the weather. She took it minute by minute, and finally decided it was just too cold and too windy, and was concerned about the chance of precipitation.
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Let the northern chortling begin. Perhaps even a hearty guffaw? 

It's 20 degrees out. The locals are preparing for the apocalypse. It looks like the set of The Day After around here. 

My power just came back on. It's been out since 3:30am. 

My living room couch has an electric motor and wouldn't recline. These are the struggles I must lead my family through. It's been a tough slog, but we're pulling through. I was digging through my backpacking gear to pull out the Sno Peak fuel canisters and stove so that I could nourish my wife with a cup of emergency coffee, and sustain her through the hard times. 

It's also like 60 degrees and climbing in the house, instead of the normal 72. I've told the children they can remove their North Face expedition gear, and extinguish the camp fire in the living room. We're going to make it now. The dog seems relieved, as my son has stopped salivating while looking at him. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:44:26 PM EST
Lol Texas
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:46:06 PM EST
Have you turned into a true Texan now that if it gets colder then 60 you are freezing?
Come on man, you lived in the snow belt, that's shorts weather for us up here still
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:46:09 PM EST
considering it was a typical winter 75 degree's yesterday. I washed both cars in shorts and a t shirt... went inside to take a shower, came back out and it was 20 degrees.


Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:46:36 PM EST
It was -10 when I went to the gas station in shorts and a sweatshirt this morning.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:47:06 PM EST
I hate cold weather.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:47:58 PM EST
I went Hog hunting in Hunt County yesterday and my phone would not work in the cold . i could not take pics of the two hogs I shot.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:48:32 PM EST
Better get to looking for your lug key and snow tires
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:48:51 PM EST
lol Texas.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:50:25 PM EST
I live 20mi(ish) from you and haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary. Wait, you are new to north Texas and had incorrect preconceived notions about the weather here! Got it, now a local will tell you:

This is normal.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:51:14 PM EST
43 recreation centers and 29 libraries are open during normal business hours for people to seek temporary relief from the cold, according to the City of Dallas.
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Sooooooooo...no change then?
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:51:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 1:52:33 PM EST by RogueSpear2023]
-25F here you don't see me complaing. I even wandered around outside without a coat for bit.

20F would feel warm right now.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:51:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:
lol Texas.
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Hey, anything below 50 is a freakin' Arctic blast in San Antonio. It was 26 degrees this morning when I left for work this morning. I actually had to put on a jacket.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:51:49 PM EST
Meanwhile in Michigan

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:52:03 PM EST
Reminds me of Christmas on South Beach Miami years ago. There was ice on the side walk, Cubans were wrapped up in down parkas looking like the Michelin Man. Where the hell do you find a down parka in Miami?
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:52:09 PM EST
Embarrassing. Those people are not with me!
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:53:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dyezak:
I live 20mi(ish) from you and haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary. Wait, you are new to north Texas and had incorrect preconceived notions about the weather here! Got it, now a local will tell you:

This is normal.
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It was supposed to be funny. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:56:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:56:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:
lol Texas.
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That's what we say when other places complain about the oppressive heat. at 85 degrees.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:57:07 PM EST
I laughed.

My brother, who is an Ohio transplant living in DFW for the past 15 years or so, says the scariest thing to him is watching the locals deal with ice and snow. He won't come out of the house.

I didn't have the heart to tell him he's probably lost his l33t snow skillz, as well.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:57:32 PM EST
No power. You know you could have brought the family down here. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:59:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:59:17 PM EST
Poor old Texass, its 83F here.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:01:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By brass:


Glad you had enough preps to make it through that potentially deadly cold blast.

Why don't people in TX just stay home when it is that cold (to them, anyway)?
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We do.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:01:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By m35ben:
No power. You know you could have brought the family down here. 
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We managed fine. Well, except for the recliners not working and needing to depend on a MiFi for Internet. 

Brutal. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:02:47 PM EST
There are a lot of homeless folks around DFW and a lot of them are homeless because they're mentally ill.

Consider the plight of the politician who offered no respite to the mentally ill and allowed them to freeze to death in the streets. 

Sometimes it not all about us...it's about the less fortunate. 

Merry Christmas! 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:03:06 PM EST
lol, that's cute.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:03:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
It was supposed to be funny. 
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And it was. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:04:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Subnet:

We managed fine. Well, except for the recliners not working and needing to depend on a MiFi for Internet. 

Brutal. 
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Thank god it didn't reach day two.

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:05:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
That's what we say when other places complain about the oppressive heat. at 85 degrees.
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I'm one of those people. I moved here in August and I wanted to die, it was so fucking hot. It's normal for people to keep their A/C set at like 78F around here. Jesus H Christ, that's like sauna temperatures. Who lives like this? 

It didn't help that people kept reminding me that this was actually a really mild summer. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:05:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By maggiethecat:



That's what we say when other places complain about the oppressive heat. at 85 degrees.
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The other places probably aren't setting up climate safe spaces.


Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:08:45 PM EST
op, i feel your pain?



Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:09:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
I'm one of those people. I moved here in August and I wanted to die, it was so fucking hot. It's normal for people to keep their A/C set at like 78F around here. Jesus H Christ, that's like sauna temperatures. Who lives like this? 

It didn't help that people kept reminding me that this was actually a really mild summer. 
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It was a mild summer. This does happen down here sometimes.

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:13:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:



The other places probably aren't setting up climate safe spaces.


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People literally die in NE Ohio if the temps stay in the high 90s long enough. Usually the elderly. There are news stories about it every year. Cleveland sets up cooling stations, provides free water, etc. 

It's kind of funny to observe the differences - and the amusing similarities. The middle of summer here looks a lot like the middle of winter in Ohio - everybody is under climate control. Very few kids playing outside, the basketball and tennis courts are empty, the tables and chairs on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant sit empty, everybody has their windows rolled up in their cars, you don't see many motorcycles or bicyclists, etc, etc.

One is because of heat, and one is because of cold. But it kind of looks the same. It's just something I noticed. I think it's funny.  
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:13:15 PM EST
Too cold to get out. Forced to eat a can of tuna fish for lunch and I don't even like tuna fish.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:13:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:
Warming stations set up in Dallas
Warming stations are now available in the City of Dallas for people who need relief from the bitter cold temperatures. 43 recreation centers and 29 libraries are open during normal business hours for people to seek temporary relief from the cold, according to the City of Dallas.
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Vitruvian Lights in Addison cut short by freezing temperatures
A nasty arctic blast cut the annual Vitruvian Lights in Addison short. The Georgia Bridgewater band rocked the park for about an hour, before the party was canceled when the temperature dropped below 30 degrees. People arrived bundled in coats and blankets to dance, grab a bite to eat from the food trucks, take in all the beautiful lights and see Santa. Event organizer, Jessica Zazzara, knew going into the night that it might have to be canceled due to the weather. She took it minute by minute, and finally decided it was just too cold and too windy, and was concerned about the chance of precipitation.
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Let the northern chortling begin. Perhaps even a hearty guffaw? 

It's 20 degrees out. The locals are preparing for the apocalypse. It looks like the set of The Day After around here. 

My power just came back on. It's been out since 3:30am. 

My living room couch has an electric motor and wouldn't recline. These are the struggles I must lead my family through. It's been a tough slog, but we're pulling through. I was digging through my backpacking gear to pull out the Sno Peak fuel canisters and stove so that I could nourish my wife with a cup of emergency coffee, and sustain her through the hard times. 

It's also like 60 degrees and climbing in the house, instead of the normal 72. I've told the children they can remove their North Face expedition gear, and extinguish the camp fire in the living room. We're going to make it now. The dog seems relieved, as my son has stopped salivating while looking at him. 
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I took have found that most here in SATX are afraid the world is ending because of the cold. After working in CO and WY for the last 12 years, I welcome the much needed break from the heat. I'm enjoying the cold while I can.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:24:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By m35ben:

It was a mild summer. This does happen down here sometimes.

http://i.imgur.com/ELDvIy7.jpg
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Yep 2 years ago.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:27:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:
Warming stations set up in Dallas
Warming stations are now available in the City of Dallas for people who need relief from the bitter cold temperatures. 43 recreation centers and 29 libraries are open during normal business hours for people to seek temporary relief from the cold, according to the City of Dallas.
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Vitruvian Lights in Addison cut short by freezing temperatures
A nasty arctic blast cut the annual Vitruvian Lights in Addison short. The Georgia Bridgewater band rocked the park for about an hour, before the party was canceled when the temperature dropped below 30 degrees. People arrived bundled in coats and blankets to dance, grab a bite to eat from the food trucks, take in all the beautiful lights and see Santa. Event organizer, Jessica Zazzara, knew going into the night that it might have to be canceled due to the weather. She took it minute by minute, and finally decided it was just too cold and too windy, and was concerned about the chance of precipitation.
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Let the northern chortling begin. Perhaps even a hearty guffaw? 

It's 20 degrees out. The locals are preparing for the apocalypse. It looks like the set of The Day After around here. 

My power just came back on. It's been out since 3:30am. 

My living room couch has an electric motor and wouldn't recline. These are the struggles I must lead my family through. It's been a tough slog, but we're pulling through. I was digging through my backpacking gear to pull out the Sno Peak fuel canisters and stove so that I could nourish my wife with a cup of emergency coffee, and sustain her through the hard times. 

It's also like 60 degrees and climbing in the house, instead of the normal 72. I've told the children they can remove their North Face expedition gear, and extinguish the camp fire in the living room. We're going to make it now. The dog seems relieved, as my son has stopped salivating while looking at him. 
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Just wait until your first big Texas ice storm. Your best bet then is to just stay home. The ice isn't bad but the drivers around here are the big hazard. Maybe only 1 person out of every 1000 can deal with the weather. The rest are out to use their vehicle to kill every one they come in contact with.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:28:25 PM EST
hahaha
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:30:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
People literally die in NE Ohio if the temps stay in the high 90s long enough. Usually the elderly. There are news stories about it every year. Cleveland sets up cooling stations, provides free water, etc. 

It's kind of funny to observe the differences - and the amusing similarities. The middle of summer here looks a lot like the middle of winter in Ohio - everybody is under climate control. Very few kids playing outside, the basketball and tennis courts are empty, the tables and chairs on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant sit empty, everybody has their windows rolled up in their cars, you don't see many motorcycles or bicyclists, etc, etc.

One is because of heat, and one is because of cold. But it kind of looks the same. It's just something I noticed. I think it's funny.  
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My answer was in reference to the 85 degree temps of the other poster. But yes I understand, people died in Maryland quite a bit when the heat index reached the 100s
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:30:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 2:59:33 PM EST by garbageman]
LOLLLLLLL.

It was 0F at 0900 this morning when I strapped on my backpack and went hiking. Halfway through my hike I stopped, fired up the JetBoil, rehydrated a bag of Mountain House Lasagna and had breakfast.

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Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:37:01 PM EST
move to a free warm state
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:39:55 PM EST
72 yesterday, 19 this morning

You can take this global warming shit back to Washington DC
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:41:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 2:44:02 PM EST by QP031]
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Originally Posted By Subnet:
People literally die in NE Ohio if the temps stay in the high 90s long enough. Usually the elderly. There are news stories about it every year. Cleveland sets up cooling stations, provides free water, etc. 

It's kind of funny to observe the differences - and the amusing similarities. The middle of summer here looks a lot like the middle of winter in Ohio - everybody is under climate control. Very few kids playing outside, the basketball and tennis courts are empty, the tables and chairs on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant sit empty, everybody has their windows rolled up in their cars, you don't see many motorcycles or bicyclists, etc, etc.

One is because of heat, and one is because of cold. But it kind of looks the same. It's just something I noticed. I think it's funny.  
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Yes it's true. Yanks get winter bellies and we get summer bellies due to limited activities.
I keep my air at 78 and even that can be chilly just sitting around.

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:42:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By joemama74:
72 yesterday, 19 this morning

You can take this global warming shit back to Washington DC
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It seriously dropped from 70F to under 30 in like 4-5 hours. That was pretty impressive. I can't remember the last time I felt a temperature swing that dramatic. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:43:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lichter50:
Lol Texas
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Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:43:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:46:23 PM EST
It was 72 in Memphis yesterday and 20 this morning. Current real feel is 21.
We've got the wood burner going and it's 79 in here. Not bad for a woman... LOL
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:48:47 PM EST
-25 when I woke up this morning but its warmed up to -6. Had to put on the winter jacket today which was annoying but tolerable.

On the plus side, the cold temps tend to keep the riff raff away.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:49:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Waldo:


Did you make french toast ?
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I sent my wife to the store last night to buy pickles for the hamburgers I was making, and she said it was a mad house. It took her almost an hour. Neither of us had any idea why. Now I think I might have an idea. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:50:47 PM EST


I snapped this picture this morning. Yep, it says -27F. That just the air temperature, no wind chill.

In MN by the way.

Man
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