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Title: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: alanp on May 28, 2013, 11:51:55 AM
2 degrees overnight low, it's windy as hell (if hell were frozen over), and I'm pretty sure that Cdog has been snowed in at least once this week.

This always happens in June. Christmas is barbeque weather, otoh.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: jimilee on May 28, 2013, 12:03:29 PM
2 degrees overnight low, it's windy as hell (if hell were frozen over), and I'm pretty sure that Cdog has been snowed in at least once this week.

This always happens in June. Christmas is barbeque weather, otoh.
Stay warm good sir!
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: jkokura on May 28, 2013, 12:07:58 PM
2 degrees overnight low, it's windy as hell (if hell were frozen over), and I'm pretty sure that Cdog has been snowed in at least once this week.

This always happens in June. Christmas is barbeque weather, otoh.

Two degress? Celcius? Really? That's cold to you?

(Says the Canadian who lived through a couple weeks of -40 (C or F, same diff) this past winter)

I guess if it never gets that cold normally it would feel bad, but we have an annual swing of 80 degress celcius here, where are lows are at about -45 and our highs are about +35.

Jacob
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: selfdestroyer on May 28, 2013, 01:02:14 PM
You don't know how jealous I am right now.. Here in Fresno CA its going to be in the 100's this saturday.. so it begins, This is when the central valley fall into the earth closer to hell!
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: GermanCdn on May 28, 2013, 02:10:52 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna have to go with Jacob on this one.  When I was in university, there was a stretch of three weeks where the temperature didn't go above -38C.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: jkokura on May 28, 2013, 02:26:48 PM
Dude, that's cold. When I was in Fort St John, there was one week where the temp didn't go over -45C during the day. At night it dipped to -65 a few times.

Jacob
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: billstein on May 28, 2013, 02:35:27 PM
You don't know how jealous I am right now.. Here in Fresno CA its going to be in the 100's this saturday.. so it begins, This is when the central valley fall into the earth closer to hell!

Right on! I actually miss the weather from when we lived in England. It's way to hot in the summer here in California and I'm talked OC weather not Fresno weather. We're going to be in the 90's on Saturday and that's just way to hot!
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: the3secondrule on May 28, 2013, 03:04:03 PM
The singer in my band is Canadian, (from Winnipeg), and he reckons the NZ winters are more unpleasant  than back home due to three things:
Draughty, under-insulated homes
No central heating ( not very common over here anyway)
And, relatively expensive gas/electricity.

Still, it's a good excuse for hearty winter foods, stout, scotch, and cosying up under blankets with your loved one  ;)

J
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: GermanCdn on May 28, 2013, 03:15:19 PM
Dude, that's cold. When I was in Fort St John, there was one week where the temp didn't go over -45C during the day. At night it dipped to -65 a few times.

Jacob

I was doing an installation up at Diavik Diamond mines in the NWT, the high for a couple of the days was -65.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: jimilee on May 28, 2013, 03:17:32 PM
I whine when it gets to be 70 here inside or outside! I'm such a girly man sometimes.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: GermanCdn on May 28, 2013, 03:18:51 PM
The singer in my band is Canadian, (from Winnipeg), and he reckons the NZ winters are more unpleasant  than back home due to three things:
Draughty, under-insulated homes
No central heating ( not very common over here anyway)
And, relatively expensive gas/electricity.

Still, it's a good excuse for hearty winter foods, stout, scotch, and cosying up under blankets with your loved one  ;)

J
Given that I lived in Winnipeg for 25 years, it can't be worse.  However, I'll agree with you on the insulation thing, a properly insulated house makes all the difference.  A buddy of mine from Brisbane was here for a couple of years, adn was amazed at how not cold it was inside when it was 30 below outside.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: DutchMF on May 28, 2013, 03:19:17 PM
When I hear you guys about the weather where you live, I feel a bit ashamed to complain about the dutch weather.... We've had 2 good days so far this year (today and yesterday...), was able to cycle back home from work without my jacket on! Last saturday though, I went out for some drinks and a game of pool with a friend (22 yo female, damn I feel old!!) and was soaked with rain right up to my bones when I got home at 2 in the morning.... Thats one good thing about really cold weather, it doesn't rain, it snows!

Paul
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: midwayfair on May 28, 2013, 03:34:48 PM
Point of order: freezing is zero degrees, not two. If you want to use 2 to describe 'freezing,' you'll have to rejoin the U.S. in the dark ages. :D
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: GrindCustoms on May 28, 2013, 03:39:45 PM
Here's a little relief for you guys....

At the moment, my day job is driving this truck:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/644617_10151599354481944_1648826745_n.jpg)

And that box is maintained at minus 20 celcius! ;D

I rep and deliver Nestl ice cream product....so yeah....it's 20 celcius and up outside and then i jump in there, put my hat and mits and hell yeah!
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: GrindCustoms on May 28, 2013, 03:41:30 PM
Dude, that's cold. When I was in Fort St John, there was one week where the temp didn't go over -45C during the day. At night it dipped to -65 a few times.

Jacob

I share that with you Jacob, when i was working at the north of Baker Lake - Nunavut....-65C in day time was common....
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: jkokura on May 28, 2013, 04:35:54 PM
Dude, that's cold. When I was in Fort St John, there was one week where the temp didn't go over -45C during the day. At night it dipped to -65 a few times.

Jacob

I was doing an installation up at Diavik Diamond mines in the NWT, the high for a couple of the days was -65.

Dude, that's cold. When I was in Fort St John, there was one week where the temp didn't go over -45C during the day. At night it dipped to -65 a few times.

Jacob

I share that with you Jacob, when i was working at the north of Baker Lake - Nunavut....-65C in day time was common....

You guys win.

Jacob
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: Stomptown on May 28, 2013, 08:18:13 PM
Never have I felt so privileged to live in rainy ass Portland, Oregon!!! The rain does get old, but it is never that cold! I work on remote weather stations in the Mountains all over Washington and Oregon and what I deal with in the winter is nothing compared to what you guys are dealing with in the north! Mucho respecto guys!!!
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: alanp on May 28, 2013, 10:44:39 PM
Draughty, under-insulated homes

Yeah, NZ is chronic for that.

I read somewhere that when the first Brits arrived, they were all "You mean if we don't insulate the house, we WON'T die in our sleep despite lots of blankets? May as well not bother then!", and it's persisted ever since.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: nzCdog on May 28, 2013, 11:26:00 PM
It has been cold, only a bit of snow here but it's still Autumn officially.  -65 C is insane! 
Never experienced cold like that, I assume that's combined with windchill.  I went to Antarctica once, you could splash a cup of boiling water in the air and it would freeze before it hit the ground!
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: midwayfair on May 29, 2013, 07:01:32 AM
I went to Antarctica once, you could splash a cup of boiling water in the air and it would freeze before it hit the ground!

You realize that you can't post something like this without telling more of the story. What were you doing in Antarctica?
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: Bret608 on May 29, 2013, 07:36:53 AM
Yes, do tell about Antarctica!

My family and I are going to Iceland for vacation in a couple of weeks. We've wanted to go for years, but given the way winter dragged on through spring here in Wisconsin, it's just funny how the timing has worked out. I mean, we've had a few days into the 80s here, but for the most part, anytime we've checked the weather in Reykjavik, it's been about the same as here (50s farenheit and rainy).
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: DutchMF on May 29, 2013, 10:43:54 AM
Yes, do tell about Antarctica!

My family and I are going to Iceland for vacation in a couple of weeks. We've wanted to go for years, but given the way winter dragged on through spring here in Wisconsin, it's just funny how the timing has worked out. I mean, we've had a few days into the 80s here, but for the most part, anytime we've checked the weather in Reykjavik, it's been about the same as here (50s farenheit and rainy).

Oh man, you will enjoy! I cycled the Nr 1 highway around the entire island about 8 years ago, such a beautiful country! Weather can be sunny and hot one day, and below freezing the next. Completely changes around real fast, sometimes changing a season (well, at least in feel) within the hour.....

Paul
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: GrindCustoms on May 29, 2013, 02:02:52 PM
At -40Celcius boiling water will freeze before it hits the ground, tap water won't....

You don't want to pee outside at -65...because it will freeze up your tip! Hahahaha!
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: Bret608 on May 29, 2013, 02:28:18 PM


Oh man, you will enjoy! I cycled the Nr 1 highway around the entire island about 8 years ago, such a beautiful country! Weather can be sunny and hot one day, and below freezing the next. Completely changes around real fast, sometimes changing a season (well, at least in feel) within the hour.....

Paul

Wow, you cycled it? That sounds really cool! We are excited for sure. We're just doing some bus tours and drives out Reykjavik (much easier with children!), but I'd love to go back at some point to do the whole Ring Road/Hwy 1 route. As far as the weather goes, we're used to layering clothes in order to be ready for rapid changes.

I'm from the deep South originally, but my impression of the cold up north is that it's more bearable in some ways as it's a dry cold. Give me 15 degrees F in Wisconsin any day over 35 degrees and rainy somewhere else.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: nzCdog on May 29, 2013, 05:16:13 PM
You realize that you can't post something like this without telling more of the story. What were you doing in Antarctica?
Basically this (http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/wreaths-laid-erebus-memorial-4029730/video), if you're interested :)

I used to be a tv cameraman/editor, the reporter and I went down for this story. We were there a week or so at the end of the Antarctic Summer, staying at Scott Base on Ross Island.  An amazing place I will NEVER forget.  The sights, the sounds... incredibly beautiful, I saw emperor penguins and seals up close in the wild, the skies were mesmerising, the people were great. We got stranded on the ice a few extra days due to the weather changing, so that meant extra sightseeing opportunities! ;D I managed to witness the first sunset of the year too!  *Sigh* Great memories.

Unfortunately, only 20 hours after I flew back home there were those tremendous earthquakes in our city Christchurch and basically life as I knew it changed forever, a couple hundred people died, half the city including our neighbourhood was totally f*cked and still is... yea... anyway.  Antarctica is a really precious memory to me :)
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: davent on May 29, 2013, 06:38:25 PM
The singer in my band is Canadian, (from Winnipeg), and he reckons the NZ winters are more unpleasant  than back home due to three things:
Draughty, under-insulated homes
No central heating ( not very common over here anyway)
And, relatively expensive gas/electricity.

Still, it's a good excuse for hearty winter foods, stout, scotch, and cosying up under blankets with your loved one  ;)

J
Given that I lived in Winnipeg for 25 years, it can't be worse.  However, I'll agree with you on the insulation thing, a properly insulated house makes all the difference.  A buddy of mine from Brisbane was here for a couple of years, adn was amazed at how not cold it was inside when it was 30 below outside.


Puzzler to me? In the winter the thermostat for our house is set at 18-19c (during the day) which means wearing pants, sweater sometimes throwing a fleece jacket on if i want to feel hot while sitting around (and way more then i wear when out shovelling the snow.) It's starting to finally get warm outside but the house is still maintaining the same temperature, now shorts and a t-shirt are more then adequate to stay comfortable inside. What gives, why is 18c in the winter feel so much colder then a summer 18c ?

dave
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: TNblueshawk on May 30, 2013, 08:39:57 AM
At -40Celcius boiling water will freeze before it hits the ground, tap water won't....

You don't want to pee outside at -65...because it will freeze up your tip! Hahahaha!

How would you know  ;D
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: atreidesheir on May 30, 2013, 09:57:19 AM
At -40Celcius boiling water will freeze before it hits the ground, tap water won't....

You don't want to pee outside at -65...because it will freeze up your tip! Hahahaha!
I was explaining this to my 4 y/o.  He theorizes you could pee outside and, if you walk backwards, the freezing will never catch you. 
He thought about this a lot.  Peeing outside is one of his favorite things to do.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: jkokura on May 30, 2013, 11:28:58 AM
At -40Celcius boiling water will freeze before it hits the ground, tap water won't....

You don't want to pee outside at -65...because it will freeze up your tip! Hahahaha!
I was explaining this to my 4 y/o.  He theorizes you could pee outside and, if you walk backwards, the freezing will never catch you. 
He thought about this a lot.  Peeing outside is one of his favorite things to do.

Like.

Jacob
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: DutchMF on May 30, 2013, 11:53:01 AM


Oh man, you will enjoy! I cycled the Nr 1 highway around the entire island about 8 years ago, such a beautiful country! Weather can be sunny and hot one day, and below freezing the next. Completely changes around real fast, sometimes changing a season (well, at least in feel) within the hour.....

Paul

Wow, you cycled it? That sounds really cool! We are excited for sure. We're just doing some bus tours and drives out Reykjavik (much easier with children!), but I'd love to go back at some point to do the whole Ring Road/Hwy 1 route. As far as the weather goes, we're used to layering clothes in order to be ready for rapid changes.

I'm from the deep South originally, but my impression of the cold up north is that it's more bearable in some ways as it's a dry cold. Give me 15 degrees F in Wisconsin any day over 35 degrees and rainy somewhere else.

Yeah, it was a cool experience, especially as I did it with my mom! For real.... We did it in a little over 4 weeks, with a lot of severe weather, no bike breakdowns (!!) and a whole lot of good times. Love her, good memories...

Don't know if you heard of the British TV show Top Gear? They did the entire Hwy 1 as well, with some sports cars. In a day......

Paul
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: GrindCustoms on May 30, 2013, 01:57:19 PM
At -40Celcius boiling water will freeze before it hits the ground, tap water won't....

You don't want to pee outside at -65...because it will freeze up your tip! Hahahaha!

How would you know  ;D

Haha, i did'nt try..but it's what we where told by the health/security staff when arriving on site. I trusted them...and did'nt want to prove the opposite..hehe

At -40Celcius boiling water will freeze before it hits the ground, tap water won't....

You don't want to pee outside at -65...because it will freeze up your tip! Hahahaha!
I was explaining this to my 4 y/o.  He theorizes you could pee outside and, if you walk backwards, the freezing will never catch you. 
He thought about this a lot.  Peeing outside is one of his favorite things to do.

Me and your son have a common hobby.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: Superstereosix on June 11, 2013, 06:27:42 PM
Windchill?
It always brings us down 10 degrees..


Puzzler to me? In the winter the thermostat for our house is set at 18-19c (during the day) which means wearing pants, sweater sometimes throwing a fleece jacket on if i want to feel hot while sitting around (and way more then i wear when out shovelling the snow.) It's starting to finally get warm outside but the house is still maintaining the same temperature, now shorts and a t-shirt are more then adequate to stay comfortable inside. What gives, why is 18c in the winter feel so much colder then a summer 18c ?

dave
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: alanp on June 20, 2013, 02:59:39 PM
It's a wee bit breezy right now.

Cdog is probably buried up to his armpits in snow, and 3sec (if he's in Wellington as I recall) has probably had to nail his shoes to the floor. The Fire Service in Wellington has advised power companies to not try to fix lines in these conditions, and the public has been advised to stay put, and that not all power line hazards and fallen trees have been marked yet.
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: the3secondrule on June 20, 2013, 03:37:13 PM
Yep, sure was breezy last night. Gusts of up to 200kmh or so I'm told. We got off pretty lightly at our place - a fence blown down, and lost power for about 5 hours.

Luckily we have gas heating, so we camped our in the lounge in front of the heater.

Off to work now -  in insurance claims - it's gonna be a busy day!

J
Title: Re: It's freaking freezing right now.
Post by: TNblueshawk on June 28, 2013, 02:03:49 PM
Yep, sure was breezy last night. Gusts of up to 200kmh or so I'm told. We got off pretty lightly at our place - a fence blown down, and lost power for about 5 hours.

Luckily we have gas heating, so we camped our in the lounge in front of the heater.

Off to work now -  in insurance claims - it's gonna be a busy day!

J

Are you a CAT adjuster who travels to where the damage is?