Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Too Glacial, Again

Glacial- Breakin' Records

And here we are again..... Another extreme cold warning as the below normal temps continue.

Looks as if it's cold including in the US as well... where the ice used to cover in the 'good old days'

I do not miss the ice age.

U.S. Midwest cities seeing ‘life-threatening’ cold — trains cancelled, mail service suspended

"A polar vortex brought life-threatening cold to the eastern U.S. on Tuesday with temperatures reaching as low as -50 F, or -45 C, in Chicago, with officials warning people stay inside and cover as much skin as possible if going outside.

The weather is so cold across parts of the U.S. Midwest right now that some cities are set to hit temperatures that they’ve never experienced before — or close to them.
That’s according to the National Weather Service, which has warned that residents of certain cities could contract frostbite in as little as five minutes if they don’t protect themselves.

Elsewhere, record low temperatures were expected in Minnesota’s Twin Cities/Chanhassen area, which includes the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

There, wind chills were projected to fall as low as 65 degrees Fahrenheit below zero (-54 degrees Celsius) through Wednesday afternoon, and to stay under 35 degrees below zero (-37 degrees Celsius) up to Thursday morning.

Not to be spared the bitter cold, the Cleveland, Ohio region was set to see temperatures that hadn’t been experienced in 25 years.

There, in an area that includes the cities of Cleveland, Akron and Toledo, the NWS foresaw Wednesday’s highs staying below zero in numerous locations for the first time since January, 1994"

Where I live?

Extreme Cold Warnings Abound
A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

A frigid arctic air mass and strong winds will result in wind chill values near minus 30 today through Friday morning.

Bitterly cold arctic air has moved into Southern Ontario overnight. Overnight low temperatures near minus 20 degrees Celsius combined with strong southwest winds have resulted in wind chill values in the range of minus 30 to minus 35.

Bitterly cold Arctic air? Why I thought the Arctic was warm?
Obviously, Not.

Snow squall warnings- same as yesterday
Total snowfall accumulations may exceed 15 cm in some areas. In addition, the very strong winds will generate areas of blowing snow which will significantly reduce visibilities. Blizzard-like conditions are possible at times.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

Temperature right now.  9:07 am. 
Not Including Windchill
0.9 F or - 18 C. 
With the windchill.. Minus -28C

But have no fear the high for today is 5 F or  - 15C
It's 12:30 pm and the temperature from my back yard weather station is 1 F or - 18C
Environment Canada is reporting 0 F or -18 C
Windchill is - 28 C
and I can tell you all- it's bone chilling. I just returned home.

For the American readers

Very Dangerous and Life-Threatening Arctic Blast

One of the coldest arctic air mass intrusions in recent memory is surging south into the Upper Midwest before spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. Through late week, expect frigid temperatures, bitterly cold and life-threatening wind chills, likely leading to widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley
I'm in the Great Lakes region/ Canada.
Bundle up everyone.

Central Canada

Expect temperatures ten to twenty degrees below seasonal averages (which are already at their low at this time of the year), with strong winds to boot.

One more: 75% of the US population will suffer below-freezing temps this week
 Schools in Minnesota are closing, Illinois' governor is warning residents about hypothermia, and hundreds of flights have been canceled at Denver Airport.
Even parts of the United States accustomed to cold weather are preparing for the worst.
About 220 million people -- or 75% of the continental US population -- will endure below-freezing temperatures this week.
The biting cold already has caused at least one death in Minnesota and another in Illinois. In many parts of the country, the coldest weather is yet to come.
Two deaths in the US... This brutal, brutal cold is expected to be here for the next couple of days.

But I’m sure it’s warm somewhere on the planet enabling the carbon cult pushers to claim the globe is warming


  1. Hi Penny: Here in South-Eastern Ontario I try to go out every other day to get walking exercise and do some shopping. Went out two days ago and realized that the time it took for me to walk to the supermarket was just barely under the time it takes to become frostbitten. So, lucky, eh? Today I see that it's -15C with a windchill of -22C and I guess I'm going to have to stay indoors and do Yoga instead. It's times like this one almost wishes for global warming. Haha.

    How long does it take for frostbite to set in?

  2. I was out, just got in and it's colder here today then your way
    I like to walk daily too, but, not sure about walking outdoors in this temp- risky

  3. Cold down here in Oklahoma City too. From my backyard I'm able to see the approaching glacier.

    I keep tabs on my tribe members scattered across Cunuckada. Was -37°F in Sudbury yesterday morning.

  4. Hey Dwayne

    but check this headline?

    This was the original headline- someone at Daily Mail excised it because it was so moronic..

    Top stories
    Canadian Arctic is experiencing the hottest
    temperatures it's seen in over 100,000 years

    Reality this bitter cold is coming from the Arctic- but we're getting it cause it's so warm..

    check this


    "One of the coldest spells in HISTORY wreaks havoc across the Midwest where rail tracks are set alight to keep trains moving and people are warned to 'avoid taking deep breaths' in -70 wind chill

    A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday"

    It's warm and the ice is melting but it's the massively cold air coming down from the Arctic is freezing the warmth out of us- killing people

    I'm at - 18 C right now or
    - 1 F
    and with the windchill
    The Arctic isn't warm- this lying has got to stop!
    I can't even imagine how cold and dark it is there right now- People are f'd if they believe this stuff

    (I don't care who is offended this is getting ridiculous)

  5. Penny... I read all this, and I have to laugh... You do NOT know cold until you come up here to the Prairies..

    Last night for example, the air temperature fell to -41C with a wind chill of -55C... That was NEAR RECORD cold temperatures even for this part, and makes your southern Ontario temperatures look like the tropics!

    And I have to laugh at the ass clowns in the Global Warming fraudster community that are claiming that THIS will be the warmest year on record! Honestly, who buys their bullshit anymore???

  6. Hey North!

    I think I'll stay here in the southern tropics of Ontario

    Hubby is just leaving work and it's been so cold here he has frost on the inside of the windows of the car..
    It's very windy still, so, when the snow is blowing visibility is crap and it's starting to get dark.

    btw: we were out at the Lake on the weekend- Lake Erie
    Ice as far as we could see- that came fast

  7. Penny... visited one of my customers this afternoon. They have hundreds of semis caught in this freeze with gelling diesel fuel. Road service outfits are unwilling to make roadside calls to shut down trucks because of the danger to their employees. Expect a rise in food prices in Canada as California/S. Texas grown produce/fruit product goes bad (reefer trailers do double duty cooling or warming depending on outside temps) when the diesel powered reefer engines also starve for fuel.