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Think its Cold where you're At

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I couldn't resist this. This is part of article from the local paper this morning. Yup. Its cold baby. Afflicted me too. Cherokee won't start and I have a frozen pipe in the house.:mad:
The boss just told me he just checked and we are warmer than Churchill Manitoba...home of the polar bear watchers!

Scientist says South Pole is warmer than North Dakota
By the Associated Press
Allan Ashworth says his visit to Antarctica was like a tropical getaway from his hometown of Fargo.

The North Dakota State University geology professor recently returned from six weeks at the bottom of the world, about 300 miles northeast of the South Pole.

"It was balmy compared to here," Ashworth said, by telephone from Fargo on Wednesday.
Middle portion deleted by me!
Gary Enslinger, a biologist at the 59,000-acre J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge near Upham, in northern North Dakota, said temperatures there reached 41 below early Wednesday, with a wind chill factor of 71 below.
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Yup, I was stationed at Grand Forks AFB for 5 1/2 years in the early 60s. The only month it did not snow in that time was August. I have seen roof top to roof top snow drifts between the aircraft hangers, and they are really tall. One time the chill factor was -200 degrees, exposed skin would freeze in under 10 seconds, and we had to do pre-flight inspections on the jets in this weather, by relay teams. By contrast I got stationed in the high New Mexico and CA deserts and while there, the flight line temp was measured at 150 degrees. So go ahead and ask me why I live inSANe DIEGO. :rolleyes:

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