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Arctic Blast!

Postby viva la ben on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:52 pm

Here in Pittsburgh most schools already have 2 hour delays for school tomorrow. Not for snow, its going to 7 degrees overnight with windchills -10 to -20.
Back in the 70's and 80's we used to have the fanstastic technologies like hats gloves and coats. Deez kidz, dey soff.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby Jopaz on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:11 pm

I agree. I went to public schools for 12 years and we never had a 2 hour delay. You either had school or you didn't, but it took at least 8 inches of snow or a major ice storm to get a snow day. And since these were neighborhood schools, most kids walked. Now in my neighborhood, the parents drive the kids 3 houses down the street to the bus stop so it's not like they are out in the cold very long.

Also, how does a delay really help on a day when the weather forecast says: 8am, wind chill -12, 10am, wind chill -12, Noon, wind chill -12. There is no warm-up coming 2 hours later. I could maybe see a case where they need time to clear the roads, but that is not necessary tomorrow.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby mac5155 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:14 pm

Maybe gives the Bus operators more time to get their engines warmed up. Ever try starting a diesel in - 10F
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby Gaucho on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:14 pm

The good old bad old days.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:15 pm

Also lessens the chance of extreme frostbite.

Kids are soff these days, but i understand why these decisions are made.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby FreeCandy44 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:36 pm

Its cold.....hoth cold.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby bhaw on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:50 pm

Not sure if this is what passed through here, but while you were all enjoying 50s and 60s, it was hitting low 30s and high 20s in Phoenix. I know that doesn't sound as bad as 7 degrees (I lived in Edmonton for a year, so I'm not complaining about 30), but it was freezing for Phoenix for about a week.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:51 pm

68 tomorrow.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby bhaw on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:53 pm

columbia wrote:68 tomorrow.


Yeah, I wasn't going to rub in that it will be 79 tomorrow, 77 Tues, 79 Wed and Thurs. :lol:
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:54 pm

I need to get some more shorts. :pop:
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby Gabe on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:58 pm

It was 82 here in FL today. woo!
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:20 am

OMG, it is so cold here I came home with my bones frozen through. I had to run straight into a hot shower to warm up.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby ILikeTurtles on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:29 am

My car is buried in a foot and a half of snow in Erie, is that combined with 9 degree temp reasonable not to go to class?
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby JS© on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:38 am

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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby JeffDFD on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:47 am

Just had this thought the other day...what do all the parents out there do when there is a 2 hour delay - if both parents work normally and the kids are of school age?

My kiddo isnt even 2 yet, so I have time.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby CERV96 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:53 am

Should have built a back yard rink. Ice would have been perfect.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:55 am

Car started but the coolant temperature light came on. I can only think the antifreeze was frozen
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:45 am

Do kids even ride buses anymore? The car lines at every school my wife has worked in are ridiculous (including the one that my son attends). So many people have nothing else to do but drive their kids around at 2:30 in the afternoon.

I do remember in the late 80s, waiting for my bus in O'Hara Twp. when it was 5F out. I watched the bus slide ten feet past our stop down a hill. Joy! Probably should have had a delay, but didn't. Soff.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:58 am

of course, there was a guy wearing shorts at the bus stop this morning.

congradulations guy, you are the toughest dude in regent square.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 am

I just got my gas bill, $285 for last month. wow, i really need to insulate my house somehow.
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 am

bhaw wrote:
columbia wrote:68 tomorrow.


Yeah, I wasn't going to rub in that it will be 79 tomorrow, 77 Tues, 79 Wed and Thurs. :lol:


Thats why no one takes your hockey talk seriously. Pansy. :pop:
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby penny lane on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:11 am

thumbs up to the pens for opening the the consol to fans at 5 tomorrow. it will be a frozen tundra weather for the leafs/pens.

I made an executive decision to wear jeans today to work!
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:26 am

What, no witty global warming commentary?
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby penny lane on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:45 pm

James Mirtle ‏@mirtle
Safe travels to the folks who are driving to Pittsburgh right now for tomorrow's Leafs game. Hearing the roads are terrible.


There must be snow in Erie?
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Re: Arctic Blast!

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:47 pm

penny lane wrote:
James Mirtle ‏@mirtle
Safe travels to the folks who are driving to Pittsburgh right now for tomorrow's Leafs game. Hearing the roads are terrible.


There must be snow in Erie?


Emptynetters retweeted 15.2 inches at Erie airport.
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