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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
Okay, it is above zero by a few degrees and the wind isn't 40 mph but that blowing dusty snow makes it all feel just plain frigid out there. Ugh.

So, if I could afford it, where would I go just now? Bermuda? Boca Raton? Honolulu? Any suggestions for my feeble imagination, since the most exotic place I have ever been is South Carolina? Oh, and the big mall in Edmonton but it is probably colder in Edmonton than it is here.
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Posted by mtgman (+94) 10 years ago
Egypt?
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Posted by Bill Freese (+479) 10 years ago
Dzibilchaltun.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
This from my brother who has been to Thailand and Ecuador and other distant and warm places.
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Posted by julieinmc (+517) 10 years ago
It's been pretty nice in San Diego for the last few weeks I've been here with temps in the 70's and lots of sunshine. Last week took a walk to the end of the Oceanside Pier and could see migrating Grey Whales spouting in the distance. We do have a chance of rain tonight, but it is really needed.
There are two different kinds of daffodils, calla lilies and geraniums blooming in my dad's backyard. The camellias are loaded with buds and blossoms and the tangelo tree has lots of sweet and juicy fruit my Dad and I have been snacking on.
If you really do want to get away flights to LA and Las Vegas on Allegiant are pretty cheap. I would fly to LA and rent a car and come down to North San Diego County. Plenty of fun things to do and nice places to stay if you look around for good deals.
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+271) 10 years ago
here in portland metro it is 44 degrees and shockingly sunny! love it!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
We went to New Orleans once in January. It was below zero and snowing when we left Belgrade. The plane sat on the runway there overnight and not only was the orange juice frozen, the seat cushions were frozen! When we got to New Orleans, it was in the fifties and locals kept apologizing for the cold weather!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
Laying on the beach in Sidney, Australia would be preferable to the -5 and 15 mph wind that is outside right now. Something else for the "Bucket List". Hell, watching the Bucket List is on my Bucket List.

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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 10 years ago
Out in the Bay there a small craft advisory through tonight. Seas in ice-free-waters to 14 feet with snow and freezing spray.

Here at the house, it's a balmy 37 this afternoon (and we gained around 4 minutes, 30 seconds of daylight today). The wind is out of the east - gusting to 40mph or so. There a 60% chance of rain/snow mixed tonight, 100% chance tomorrow. Looks like we'll add to the 6-8 inches of ice we have already have on the ground.

So far it's been a good winter to own a pair of well-made ice cleats.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
I'm reading Bill Bryson's book on Australia right now. Well, not right this second, but you get the idea. He does fixate a bit on the horrible things that can kill you in Australia but otherwise, it sounds very nice.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5094) 10 years ago
Suck it up, girls. It will warm up soon enough.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
Currently stuck in SD and hoping roads are passable tomorrow to get home...am in Sturgis..any road conditions please report from here to miles city as well as miles city to billings...thanks...
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
Here in good old Salt Lake it is about 35 degrees. Whether it was sunny or not today would be anybody's guess. The smog prevented us from even seeing the mountains and I only live a few miles away from them.
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Posted by Art (+205) 10 years ago
Howdy,

My wife drove from Spearfish to Belle to Broadus to M C. on Sunday afternoon. Loose snow in both lanes and difficult visibility when following closely or passing. But otherwise pretty good winter conditions. She drove near the speed limit except slower from Broadus on. Didn't do much passing because of visibility. It was just starting to snow in Spearfish when she left so conditions may have changed.

Art
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
Currently stuck in SD and hoping roads are passable tomorrow to get home...am in Sturgis..any road conditions please report from here to miles city as well as miles city to billings...thanks...


Just a thought. You might be better off on the interstate to Billings. I know it is a little longer but it might be safer in the really cold weather. Whatever way you go, do be careful. (You should stop at Howdy's in Whitewood.)

P.S. Here is a link to the Wyoming weather road map. You can view all of the webcams to get an idea of what your trip might look like.

http://map.wyoroad.info/hi.html

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (1/30/2011)]
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
Thanks for the link Richard, just checked it and doesn't look any better either way, just hate driving in ice particularly black ice...the earlier report by Art sounds more hopeful at least but will check again in the AM before I take off...thankfully my grandson is along to drive also...
thanks everyone again and if anyone has anymore information please post here before about 9 am...thanks...
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
Here are a couple of SD links:

http://www.sddot.com/Oper...west.shtml

http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/#

Here is one for MT:

http://roadreport.mdt.mt.gov/map/

As I was typing this I got a phone call that all schools in Campbell County are closed today due to the weather. It must pretty bad out for them to do that as no school is a rare occurrence in this part of the world.

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (1/31/2011)]
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
Thanks Richard, it looks like going thru Broadus and then Ashland and thru the reservation might be a good idea????? Unless noone has updated those roads for some reason...after looking at several cameras kinda tempted to stay another day here until things are settled down a bit...Hmmmmmmmmmmm...the dang wind is the culprit at this point I think....the blowing snow can be awful...

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
That was my assessment of the situation as well. (Or you could go to Deadwood and spend a couple of days.) Be careful.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
Since there isn't any big reason to leave today, will stay over another day I think...thanks for your input Richard...
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Posted by Barb Holcomb (+406) 10 years ago
75 degrees in San Antonio this past weekend and supposed to be in the 70s again today. Great golf weather! Tues we'll get the big chill - supposed to get down into the 20s with a chance of sleet, which sounds like it is still warmer than MC highs. It's also the two-week SA Stockshow and Rodeo with lots of great shows.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
only trouble with all that, Barb, is it is still Texas LOL....but I do envy the warmer temps...
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+385) 10 years ago
We're colder today with scattered rain/snow showers around, but I did make it out Sunday and got in 18 holes before the weather moved in! That's what I like about Grand Junction... there's still "seasons" here but winters are a lot more tame then those of Miles. (usually)
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
Intoning Charlie Pride... "is anybody going to San Antone or Phoenix, AZ'...

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The CO & NM desert is great for having four distinct seasons. I think my company needs a Branch office in Flagstaff or Farmington or Grand Junction.

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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17321) 10 years ago
Just logged in and the mc.com website indicates -20.9°F at 9:10 pm! Looks like a cold one in mc tonight.

Here in Helena, we are only expecting -17....but Butte is supposed to get down to -32.

Brrrrrr!
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
Not looking forward to making my way home tomorrow, but has to be done...Stay warm everyone!!
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
Here's what my thermometer looks like this morning. I honestly don't remember seeing it this low before. I think I got frostbite on my thumb from the storm door handle when I let the dog out. By the way, that's 90 degrees colder than last Thursday's high.



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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
Looks kinda cold inside your place as well. Intoning Tompall Glaser and the male chauvinist national anthem... "put another log on the fire..."
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
Hehe yeah the furnace is struggling a little. That thermometer exaggerates though because it's right next to a leaky old window.
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Posted by Chris Gamrath (+385) 10 years ago
Well take heart in knowing it's probably warmer outside as well then, with all your warm air in the house leaking outside to help warm up the day!
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Posted by mule train (+1055) 10 years ago
Well it is -12* right now with a wind chill of -32* in Denver. Every school district in the metro area is closed today. Which means a day off for yours truely. I have heard of snow days, but "cold days?"

Is school open in MC? I don't ever remember not going to school growing up because it was too cold.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
Of course school is open in Miles City. I remember when the furnace died in the old building at the High School and we just went to class wearing coats. Doc Luther was particularly dandy in a black fur hat.
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Posted by JCF (+393) 10 years ago
-37 this morning at about 6 am, when I was driving through Elk Park, north of Butte at about 7000 feet elev.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
thankfully made it home and the roads weren't bad at all...went thru Ashland and the reservation and was pleasantly surprised at how dry and non slippery they were...Getting home is the best part of any trip IMO...
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
In Kansas City they close school on any day that it's below 15 degrees F (that's POSITIVE 15). Poor kids in Montana would be in school all summer if they did that here.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
It was 5 degrees this morning and it's expected to top out at about 20. That's really, really cold for us wusses in Utah.
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+284) 10 years ago
Amorette do you remember when one of our classmates dumped the garbage can full of water down the ramp? It was a sheet of ice in seconds, and we got to go home early for Christmas break. It was evidently too cold out for our tender young bodies to walk outside to get to class. I do know who was responsible, but I am not talking. I am glad no one got hurt, but it was a great prank.

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