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Polar Vortex
Posted by BootBoyx2 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:55 AM

Greetings from the polar votex in Minnesooota.Anyone from here knows what it is.It's 1:15 a.m. 2-11 and about -11 below zero without wind chill.Could last through this weekend with up to -40 wind chill. Not sure ,I don't watch the news anymore,too depressing these days.Back in the day this would be good riding weather(snowmobiles).O.K.alittle cold but they run so good,real snappy on the go fast lever(lol).So I'm stuck at home again for a while, not able to drive yet,been almost 2yrs.My brother came over today and gave me a ride to the laundramat(oh boy!).Came home and shot the breeze for a while,thanks bro!Havn't worked on my Stuka since Nov.Not much ambition to with that and other things.Stuck in a rut I guess.Maybe someone could give me a push.Been stuck on watching you tube vids on mountain sled riders in the deep stuff.I couldn't ride like that but sure looks fun.I think back to the trail riding in MN,WI MI,good times.It's about 1:50 now and probably a little colder too so i'll stop flapping.Everyone please keep safe and keep warm if you live in the VORTEX.Good buy for now from Minesooota!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:57 AM

Geesh:

      And here in TEXAS at 41 degrees and a ten knot wind out of the North I thought it was cold. Years ago I was on a Polar Re-Supply expedition and I drove a Snow Cat. I thought I was gonna freeze my whazoos off!. Stay warm and work on the Stuka. Progress on that will warm you up!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:15 AM

Polar Vortex!? We used to call them storms or "cold fronts" before the weather forcasters wanted to stick a name on them and dramatize 'em.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:34 AM

Yeah;

      But Modelcrazy! "Polar Vortex" sounds so much more thrilling that Cold Front or Nor-Easter! Dontchya think? We have to put the blame on the right folks.The Biggest overpaid Liars on the Planet. Weather Forecasters. They usually, Here anyway, are wrong 75% of the time!

 Well, I guess it's not their fault really. Mother nature does change her mind a lot. Just to keep us on our toes!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:56 AM

modelcrazy

Polar Vortex!? We used to call them storms or "cold fronts" before the weather forcasters wanted to stick a name on them and dramatize 'em.

 

No, the polar vortex is not the same as a cold front.  It is a new phenomena due to a slowing of the jet stream.  Vortices breaking off from the arctic air mass and descending into the US have been extremely rare in the past.  Cold fronts move, these isolated polar lows hang around for awhile :-(

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:14 AM

It's currently -27 here under the Big Sky, with a projected daytime high of -15 and a low temperature tonight of -35 without the wind-chill being factored in. You guys can argue cold front vs. polar vortex  - here, we just call it Thursday.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:22 AM

modelcrazy

Polar Vortex!? We used to call them storms or "cold fronts" before the weather forcasters wanted to stick a name on them and dramatize 'em. 

Weathertainment.  It's all about ratings.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:51 AM

50 degrees and raining here in Central Cal.

Planting bare root roses this weekend.

Bill

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:53 AM

KnightTemplar5150

It's currently -27 here under the Big Sky, with a projected daytime high of -15 and a low temperature tonight of -35 without the wind-chill being factored in. You guys can argue cold front vs. polar vortex  - here, we just call it Thursday.

 

I hear ya brother, Back in 90 when I (and Scottrc BTW) lived in Havre, my first winter was -30. We just called it cold.

Steve

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:02 AM

Don Stauffer

 

 
modelcrazy

Polar Vortex!? We used to call them storms or "cold fronts" before the weather forcasters wanted to stick a name on them and dramatize 'em.

 

 

 

No, the polar vortex is not the same as a cold front.  It is a new phenomena due to a slowing of the jet stream.  Vortices breaking off from the arctic air mass and descending into the US have been extremely rare in the past.  Cold fronts move, these isolated polar lows hang around for awhile :-(

 

 

Considering that modern weather measuring and tracking techniques are a fairly recent ability, and that the area has only be populated by people who keep records of such things for only a couple centuries, I'll wager that in the true history of the continent, it's been going on for a lot longer than the white man has been in the Americas. The jet stream was only discovered and classified in WWII. Nobody new of such things before then.

 

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Posted by MJames70 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:07 AM

Also, there are so many sources clamoring for your attention, they get more and more ludicrous and silly to get you to watch. Bomb Cyclone! Polar Vortex! Winter Storm Eunice is going to KILL YOU ALL!!! Now every weather event has to be the one that is going destroy civilization so you'll watch. and weather is constantly mixed up with climate for political ends. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:26 AM

I lived in Southern California along the coast for all of my life until last year. The Pacific Ocean currents in that area has a warming cycle phenomenon named El Niño which happens every so many years. When I was younger, it would combine with winds from the Hawaiian island area to form a "Pineapple Express" as the tv weather folks called it to bring a series of rainstorms in the winter and spring. I guess that name became un PC in this century, and it became an "atmospheric river", carrying the same storms. And of course now all the TV channels go to "storm watch" to cover each impending doom forecast...

like they used to say on Dragnet, "the names have been changed to protect the innocent".

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:32 AM

You want "Polar Vortex"?  Go back about 13,000 to 15,000 years ago.  Couple miles of ice over the same area.  One thing for sure, this old rock is always changing, and Mom Nature knows how to throw a spit ball.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:19 AM

When I first heard the term 'Polar Vortex' I thought it must be sorta like a Sharknado except for blizzard like conditons and it drops polar bears on people instead of sharks... 

 

Never ridden a snowmobile but always thought it looks like fun in movies in TV. 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:34 AM

stikpusher

I lived in Southern California along the coast for all of my life until last year. The Pacific Ocean currents in that area has a warming cycle phenomenon named El Niño which happens every so many years. When I was younger, it would combine with winds from the Hawaiian island area to form a "Pineapple Express" as the tv weather folks called it to bring a series of rainstorms in the winter and spring. I guess that name became un PC in this century, and it became an "atmospheric river", carrying the same storms. And of course now all the TV channels go to "storm watch" to cover each impending doom forecast...

like they used to say on Dragnet, "the names have been changed to protect the innocent".

 

I actually just heard the "pineapple express" the other day from the weather guy I watch.  I was actually shocked it was a real thing.  I thought it was just something made up for a pot movie!

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:51 AM

Gamera

 

Never ridden a snowmobile but always thought it looks like fun in movies in TV. 

 

When I was about 18, and not as bright as now, I stuffed a sled ski in a powder hole at full throttle.  Went head over teakettle.  When I dug out, my 35mm camera was still in the leather case around my neck.  Found snow under the lens cap that was still on the lens.  Last time ever on one.

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:58 AM

I know cold.  I spent two years in North Dakota (I think the A.F. was finally getting vack at me for sneaking ouit of Maine).  Sometimes I wouild be outside at 80 below.  Not sure how much was wind chill, don't think it was much, but we shut down at 98 below.That was the only base I had ever been assigned to that made me wish I was back in the war in South East Asia.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:23 PM

Steve

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:32 PM

Gamera

When I first heard the term 'Polar Vortex' I thought it must be sorta like a Sharknado except for blizzard like conditons and it drops polar bears on people instead of sharks... 

 
Except in the Southern Hemisphere.... then it drops Emperor Penguins!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:17 PM

stikpusher

Considering that modern weather measuring and tracking techniques are a fairly recent ability, and that the area has only be populated by people who keep records of such things for only a couple centuries, I'll wager that in the true history of the continent, it's been going on for a lot longer than the white man has been in the Americas. The jet stream was only discovered and classified in WWII. Nobody new of such things before then. 

That's an excellent point, and something to bear in mind in discussions of weather and climate over long periods of time.

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Posted by TheDemiGod on Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:46 PM

Polar Vortex... another word for sub temps storms. Nor'easter, Blizzards, all the same. Just a new word to describe winter storms...Cool

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:05 PM

the Baron

 modelcrazy

Polar Vortex!? We used to call them storms or "cold fronts" before the weather forcasters wanted to stick a name on them and dramatize 'em. 

 Weathertainment.  It's all about ratings.

 

the Baron

 modelcrazy

Polar Vortex!? We used to call them storms or "cold fronts" before the weather forcasters wanted to stick a name on them and dramatize 'em. 

 Weathertainment.  It's all about ratings

 
 
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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:45 PM

Fellow Minnesotan here, just north of you in East Bethel.  Used to live in Blaine, on Cloverleaf Parkway.  Yep. Air Temps of -25  for lows this weekend and highs below zero too. Lows won't be out of below zero until next Thursday. 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:10 PM

Was 45* here near Phoenix just after sunrise... high today was 79*. It's supposed to be a bit cooler here tomorrow.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:28 PM

Just starting to get a few flakes in Portland, and cold wind coming down the Columbia River Gorge. Calling for something like 8-12" between now and Sunday.   All meaning panic...Confused

 

When schools are in normal sessions, they close if they get 2 inches. Mayor shut down city govt at noon, declaring an emergency.

I remember in northern California, getting 5' in two days, no drifting, and my normal 3/4 mile walk to catch the school bus.  We didn't know what a "snow day" was.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:10 PM

Yup.  Its an average 11,000 year climate cycle on a 4.5 billion year old planet.  Using a human lifetime as a gauge in comparison to that seems a little off.

Single digits expected in Colorado tomorrow, and dropping below zero for the weekend.   It has been that way this time of year here for as long as I can remember.  Sometimes the below zero temps have gone on for a couple of weeks.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:29 PM

Always had a laugh over the past 20 years or so.  Whenever hearings were scheduled on "global warming", they got cancelled because DC got dumped on with a good snowstorm.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:31 PM

I imagine living in San Diego and the surrounding area that being a weatherman has to be the easiest and most boring job in the world.  Hence the hot weather girls. 

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Posted by fox on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:42 PM

I always thought that being a weatherman had to be the greatest job in the world. You don't have to worry about making a mistake and doing the report wrong. You just say "Well folks, the upper air shifted a little overnight and blew those storm clouds over us so we won't be seeing that sun I promised you today." But, he still keeps collecting his paycheck.

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Posted by BootBoyx2 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:19 PM

Wouldn't mind a hot snow bunny weather girl ! 

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