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The polar vortex is hard on many of us

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  • Red Man
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    We have earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanoes 😳. But the weather is mild 😁. Almost never gets above 80 and almost never gets below 30!

  • Corvus
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    Stolen from a friends site.........."During this round of severe winter weather SOUTHERNERS are warned to stay off of the roads unless absolutely necessary, NOTHERNERS; you're going to need your big coat."

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  • Spinaker
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    Well, what I try to remind myself is that we don't have earthquakes, wild fires, hurricanes or volcanoes. So we have that going for us.

  • Spinaker
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    Yeah, I can't believe it is going to rain in 3 days! How is that even possible? IowaGirl

  • IowaGirl
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    What's utterly crazy about this weather lately is the temps are supposed to be in the upper 30s to mid 40s for the weekend through Monday with rain possible. And then back into the deep freeze again Monday night. Talk about schizophrenic weather.

  • Troutman
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    Well I'm proud of all you Yankees who carry on regardless, it takes stamina and mental fortitude.

    Now I won't bother to rub in the fact that our forecast for next week is in the mid to high 70's, it may actually hit 80* in February !!! I know, you're going to say "but you guys have to suffer through the heat and humidity". And to that I say, "sure but I can still bbq and that's why they invented AC, shorts and swimming pools !!".

    Well that just makes me want to break into song, this time of the year is what I like about the south ..... Peace !!!

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  • Spinaker
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    Amen!!

  • Spinaker
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    That is insane.

  • Spinaker
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    That will be fired up this weekend. Frozen Smoke

  • Frozen Smoke
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    I can hear that R&V Works deep fryer from here!

  • troymeister
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    -20 right now here in Chicago.....This is crazy!!

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  • RustyHaines
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    Expected minus 31 in Madison, WI last night. We caught a break. It bottomed out at minus 25. Vortex is over today and supposed to be 40 by Saturday. That is one big swing in temperature. Regardless, this weekend is cooking time !

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  • Ahumadora
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    Tuesday was the hottest day on record here 38c with heat index of 44c. 1000's with power blackouts in Buenos Aires. Cooled off today and will be a high of 27c luckily. I had a pit on the back of my truck reading 130f in the sun.

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  • Steve R.
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    About a year ago I cooked in -0 temps. Flu/head cold/sinus infection this year, not feelin' it. And I even have a new cooker to learn. Soon, I hope.

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  • SmokingSteve
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    The high today was 74, five degrees above normal! Oh no! The high Sunday is supposed to be only 64, It truly is a shame the way we have to suffer in Phoenix during the throes of winter, LOL! But don't get me started about trying to grill when it is 110 out at 9:00 at night in July or August.

    Seriously folks, stay safe in all that extremely cold weather. I used to live in North Dakota (10 years) and recognize it can be brutal at times.

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