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Old 01-29-19, 08:59 PM
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It's 10 below zero, and I went outside shirtless and in shorts...

The wind chill is to be close to 40-50 below later. Must be 20-30 below now. I wanted to test myself, so I went outside shirtless, wearing shorts and flip-flops. I tried to last a minute each time, but could only muster @ 20 seconds.

Can anyone else in the upper Midwest beat my time?

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There's an old song I can't begin to quote completely but "got a heater in my truck and I'm off to the rodeo"...
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A minute or two outside fumbling around with the garbage - with two sweaters, a hoodie, and gloves - was plenty for my taste!

My thermometer says -17F, and the "real feel" is listed as -48F. Dog seems to like it, though I'm not letting him lay in the snow for more than a minute.
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I stayed inside from Tuesday evening to Thursday afternoon.
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Hmm, how long were these hero's out there?
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Do you think that sign is accurate?

I've been night skiing in -10F. It's the kind of cold that can freeze your soul.

I hope the homeless people are doing ok.
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By the way, it's 10 pm and +15F in Anchorage right now. Is that polar vortex still bothering you guys?
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It seems the accuracy of the sign is at least suspect. Taken from Climatespy re: Anchorage record lows.

The coldest days on record are:
4 Feb 1947-36.6F
25 Jan 1947-32.6F
15 Dec 1946-31.5F
19 Jan 1951-31F
29 Jan 1989-28.8F
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Nearly naked man spotted rollerblading along Chicago's lakefront in subzero temps
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It seems the accuracy of the sign is at least suspect. Taken from Climatespy re: Anchorage record lows.

The coldest days on record are:
4 Feb 1947-36.6F
25 Jan 1947-32.6F
15 Dec 1946-31.5F
19 Jan 1951-31F
29 Jan 1989-28.8F
I stand corrected. Seems like, and it makes sense, that coastal Anchorage and interior Fairbanks would be quite different.

https://weather.com/forecast/regiona...​​
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The wind chill is to be close to 40-50 below later. Must be 20-30 below now. I wanted to test myself, so I went outside shirtless, wearing shorts and flip-flops. I tried to last a minute each time, but could only muster @ 20 seconds.

Can anyone else in the upper Midwest beat my time?

C'mon, you can do it!!!
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
I stand corrected. Seems like, and it makes sense, that coastal Anchorage and interior Fairbanks would be quite different.

https://weather.com/forecast/regiona...​​
I couldn't get your link to work but I got this for Fairbanks:

The coldest days on record are:
29 Dec 1961-62F
19 Jan 1971-59.1F
26 Jan 1947-58.5F
3 Jan 1969-58F
28 Jan 1974-58F
We went to Fairbanks for TG last year, the warmest it got was 1F, the kids loved it, except the snow was too dry for snowballs. But we were out for hours at a time, no problem dressing for 0 to -20F, but we were super lucky there was no wind.
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
I couldn't get your link to work but I got this for Fairbanks:



We went to Fairbanks for TG last year, the warmest it got was 1F, the kids loved it, except the snow was too dry for snowballs. But we were out for hours at a time, no problem dressing for 0 to -20F, but we were super lucky there was no wind.
Yup, incomplete link supports this.
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At -30F wind chill, I have found that having unprotected cheeks being struck by the wind caused my skin to get stiffer and decidedly deeply cold to the touch after more than 20-30 seconds. I don't suppose it'd get frostbitten until quite a bit longer than that, but I'm a severe-cold wimp when it gets into the below-zero area.

Can't say that I've ever gone shirtless or shorts in sub-zero. Never occurred to me to attempt that, actually.

My hat's off to those who've made the attempt. Glad it's you and not me.
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
It seems the accuracy of the sign is at least suspect. Taken from Climatespy re: Anchorage record lows.

The coldest days on record are:
4 Feb 1947-36.6F
25 Jan 1947-32.6F
15 Dec 1946-31.5F
19 Jan 1951-31F
29 Jan 1989-28.8F
One of my relatives used to live about an hour away from Fairbanks from the late 50's to the early 90's and he sent us pictures of his outdoor thermometers when they got down to way the heck below 0. I think 60 below was the coldest if I remember right, and I'd never seen a thermometer that went that low before that.
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Thatcherball: students honor Lady Thatcher ? Hillsdale Collegian

Traditionally played in the snow, a game of Thatcherball consists of two 10 to 12 minute halves. The players divide into two teams, and the team that draws offense first must try to hit the statue of Margaret Thatcher with a rugby ball, with the defensive team stopping them.

“The only written rule of conduct is that there is no murder allowed,” Norris said.

Each time an offensive player manages to hit Thatcher with the ball, he is awarded eight points for his team, with a caveat. The team loses one point for every article of clothing the scoring player is wearing.

“The more naked a player is when hitting the statue, the more he scores for his team.” Norris said.
My son played Thatcherball once on a college visit, after a dump of like 2ft of snow. There were guys out there with 3 articles of clothing (2 shoes, 1 running short)
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