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The temperature dropped 85 degrees here today

post #1 of 25
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I knew it was warm this morning when I woke up and I know the temperature kept dropping all day long. I didn't get out but for a quick trip on our deck to BBQ. I just caught the weather and was amazed at how much it actually dropped.

This morning's 5AM temperature: 60 degrees. Currently it's 7 degrees, but with a wind chill of up to 25 below zero with the strong wind gusts.

We've had extreme weather changes in the midwest, but I'm not sure that I've ever seen such an extreme temperature change in a single day.

And its not even officially winter yet!

post #2 of 25
WHAT??!! That is absolutely crazy!!!! Not sure where you are, but glad I'm not there...... I thought the weather here in NYC has been crazy the past couple weeks, but that definitely takes the cake! That's "The Day After Tomorrow" weather!
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by cheylink View Post
Not sure where you are, but glad I'm not there......
Welcome to Kansas. When I moved here, the locals taught me the saying: "if you don't like the weather, just wait a half an hour and it will change".

It's really nuts. I'm so glad I live in a snug house.
post #4 of 25
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Welcome to Kansas. When I moved here, the locals taught me the saying: "if you don't like the weather, just wait a half an hour and it will change".

It's really nuts. I'm so glad I live in a snug house.
I Knew it was Kansas!!!!!!! That is the only place I got a drop like that.... It was Wichita - I went into a Meeting 8:30 am, it was 70F; I got out at 11:30am, it was 25!!!!!! And because it was not expected by the weather channel, I hadn't packed ANYTHING for cold weather.... BRRRRRR

I live in Dallas - Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma are notorious for this kind of changes - they say the same 1/2hr thing in Texas too...

Thank goodness I am going back to California!!!!!
post #5 of 25
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Welcome to Kansas. When I moved here, the locals taught me the saying: "if you don't like the weather, just wait a half an hour and it will change".

It's really nuts. I'm so glad I live in a snug house.
Eric is from Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas to be exact. I have definitely heard many stories of extreme weather conditions there, tornadoes, snow storms...... but 60 degree temperature drop? This is the first! I'm sure it's the last thing he wants to hear since he's leaving for Kansas on Thursday.......
post #6 of 25
I live in Omaha, Nebraska. Our temps were the same way. We started at around 57 degrees early this morning, and it is now 2, yes that is TWO, degrees out with a windchill is -32 degrees!! YIKES!!

Tomorrow at 8am it is supposed to be around -3 degrees real temp, who knows what the wind chill will be like.
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
I Knew it was Kansas!!!!!!! That is the only place I got a drop like that.... It was Wichita - I went into a Meeting 8:30 am, it was 70F; I got out at 11:30am, it was 25!!!!!! And because it was not expected by the weather channel, I hadn't packed ANYTHING for cold weather.... BRRRRRR

I live in Dallas - Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma are notorious for this kind of changes - they say the same 1/2hr thing in Texas too...

Thank goodness I am going back to California!!!!!
We went through something similar this last March. We went down to Kansas City for a couple days for hubby's work. Technically we stayed in Blue Springs, but close enough. Anyway, on Sunday we drove to down town KC to take some pictures and it was 72 degrees and we were wearing tshirts. It gradually got colder and started to sprinkle so we decided to just head back home. It started snowing on our way up, and we ended up in a blizzard. It started snowing in St Joe, and we were in a blizzard 10 miles north of that. Yes, a REAL blizzard. We probably should have pulled off the road, but we were in the middle of nowhere and needed to get home. I'm surprised we didn't die. We did see about 40 cars shoot off the road and a guy was tailgating us the whole time and about knocked us off the road a few times.
post #8 of 25
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I live in Dallas - Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma are notorious for this kind of changes - they say the same 1/2hr thing in Texas too...
That's because the same fronts cross over all of us.

It's a little warmer here... 14F, wind chill is -1F. I want our 70 degree weather back. Though to make things odder yet, it did snow here a few days ago.
post #9 of 25
It is -13 with wind chills of -30. God it's cold!!!! I have to go to work today and am dreading it.
post #10 of 25
Have you guys seen that the "global warming" people are starting to re-think it all? No?

Here in Dallas, in the winter, if we have a south wind, we have used Houston weather (yesterday, for example), and if we have a north wind, we have used North Dakota weather. So, it was 75+ yesterday and I had the hot rod out. Today it's 31 and still going down.

"In the summer, there's nothing between Dallas and Hell but a screen door, and it's open. In the winter, there's nothing between Dallas and the North Pole but a barbed wire fence, and it's down!"

(Old Texas saying)
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Welcome to Kansas. When I moved here, the locals taught me the saying: "if you don't like the weather, just wait a half an hour and it will change".

It's really nuts. I'm so glad I live in a snug house.
I grew up in Missouri and Oklahoma so I know exactly what you mean. One day it would be 70, the next we would have a foot of snow!
post #12 of 25
Wow that's a big drop in such a short time. i thought it was bad enough here lastweek in one day we had snow. rain and sunshine and the temperatire was -4 that was bad enough
post #13 of 25
Alberta is the same way! In one day it will start out sunny and above above zero and by noon it will be three more feet of snow and -40!! You can experience more than one season all in a single day!!! LOL! It really gives you no time for your body to adjust to the weather. Your hot, your cold, your wet, then your hot again!! Auugghh!!
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by cheylink View Post
Eric is from Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas to be exact. I'm sure it's the last thing he wants to hear since he's leaving for Kansas on Thursday.......
I live about 20 minutes east of Lawrence. The weather predicted for Thursday is upper 20's/lower 30's, but with sleet, freezing rain and snow all day.

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We went through something similar this last March. We went down to Kansas City for a couple days for hubby's work. Technically we stayed in Blue Springs, but close enough. Anyway, on Sunday we drove to down town KC to take some pictures and it was 72 degrees and we were wearing tshirts. It gradually got colder and started to sprinkle so we decided to just head back home. It started snowing on our way up, and we ended up in a blizzard. It started snowing in St Joe, and we were in a blizzard 10 miles north of that. Yes, a REAL blizzard. We probably should have pulled off the road, but we were in the middle of nowhere and needed to get home. I'm surprised we didn't die. We did see about 40 cars shoot off the road and a guy was tailgating us the whole time and about knocked us off the road a few times.
I remember that storm. Technically I'm in Olathe, but close enough to call it Kansas City.

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"In the summer, there's nothing between Dallas and Hell but a screen door, and it's open.
I lived in Houston for a few years. Add the humidity factor of 95% to Dallas's heat and you get the picture on how miserably hot it can get down there.


It got down to about 2 degrees overnight, and it's not supposed to get above about 12 today. I'm sending my boss an e-mail that I'm working from home today. I'm a whimp.
post #15 of 25
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I lived in Houston for a few years. Add the humidity factor of 95% to Dallas's heat and you get the picture on how miserably hot it can get down there.
Ah, but when it's 110 and 20% humidity in Wichita Falls, it's 100 and 40% here in Dallas, but only 90 and 80% in Houston. And down in Galveston, it's 85 and 100%.
post #16 of 25
It is 3 degrees still right now. -15 winchill

Do I REALLY have to pick my son up from school??? Someone want to do it for me?? Come on, you know you want to!!

post #17 of 25
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Have you guys seen that the "global warming" people are starting to re-think it all? No?
Global warming doesn't exist, but it will take them some time to be convinced of that. I'm sure in a few years they will get past it and start freaking out about something else. Just like the whole "hole in the ozone" thing. They freaked out about that for a LONG time, but eventually realized that our ozone naturally has a hole in it that gets bigger and then shrinks down, does it over again. It grows to let all the bad stuff in our atmosphere out, and when our atmosphere is down to a decent level again it shrinks back down. We haven't heard about it since they figured that out.

Our earth goes through long cycles of warming and cooling. It has happened since long before we were here. It has nothing to do with what humans are doing. We may be in a "warming" pattern right now, but eventually we will start to cool down again...and then start warming again...but these cycles are years and years and years long.
post #18 of 25
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Global warming doesn't exist, but it will take them some time to be convinced of that.
But what do you make of scientific data? Here's one recent article that is simple enough - http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...climate-change
Do you think they're lying about CO2 levels? or problems with sinks?

It exists, we've definitely made our presence known, and if we don't slow down there will be problems. Though, as it says in the article, it's not us in the developed countries that are causing the biggest problems. And of course there's natural cycles, but we're not helping matters.


It's cold here today, but at least it's not windy - a small relief.
post #19 of 25
I agree with y'all - the weather has been insane! Last Wednesday we had snow, then it warmed up again. Yesterday it was in the 70's: right now it's 30-something, and we're supposed to get freezing rain. But it's supposed to be in the 70's again by Thursday!

But I'm not gonna complain too much. I really feel sorry for those poor peeps in New England who got all that ice, and are still w/o power. I'd rather deal with no power after a hurricane like we did after Ike blew through. At least it wasn't freezing cold like it is up north...
post #20 of 25
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But what do you make of scientific data? Here's one recent article that is simple enough - http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...climate-change
Do you think they're lying about CO2 levels? or problems with sinks?

It exists, we've definitely made our presence known, and if we don't slow down there will be problems. Though, as it says in the article, it's not us in the developed countries that are causing the biggest problems. And of course there's natural cycles, but we're not helping matters.


It's cold here today, but at least it's not windy - a small relief.
I don't want to get into a big argument, as this isn't what the thread was about, but they had "scientific data" for the hole in the ozone layer also.
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But I'm not gonna complain too much. I really feel sorry for those poor peeps in New England who got all that ice, and are still w/o power. I'd rather deal with no power after a hurricane like we did after Ike blew through. At least it wasn't freezing cold like it is up north...
We had an ice storm here once and lost power for about 5 days. The only thing redeeming about it was that we went outside with a huge stew pot, filled it up with ice and stuck it in our fridge so the food wouldn't spoil. We cooked meals on our cast iron firebox, keep the fireplace raging hot, and snuggled a lot with the cats. And we didn't shower for 5 days (yuck).
post #22 of 25
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I don't want to get into a big argument, as this isn't what the thread was about, but they had "scientific data" for the hole in the ozone layer also.
This topic always gets heated up (so to speak). I suggest to take it to IMO.
post #23 of 25
I'm probably gonna get flammed for this but..................why don't people actually say where they're from instead of those suppossedly clever little ummmmm, what WOULD you call those things like...........'my back yard' or such!

Sorry, but it really bugs me.
post #24 of 25
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I'm probably gonna get flammed for this but..................why don't people actually say where they're from instead of those suppossedly clever little ummmmm, what WOULD you call those things like...........'my back yard' or such!

Sorry, but it really bugs me.
If you are talking about our locations, there is a Secret Santa activity going on and people do not want to give away their actual locations right now. You'll see a lot more actual locations after Christmas is over. I've been making toys for people, therefore I'm in the Secret Santa Workshop right now.
post #25 of 25
Holy cow that's crazy!!

May the warmth be with you!
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