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Old 02-01-23, 11:34 AM
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Yep, the weekend will get down to the sub-zero digits.
4 below up here on Saturday morning allegedly. Up in sunny Watertown it’s supposed to be -28 with a -60 wind chill
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4 below up here on Saturday morning allegedly. Up in sunny Watertown it’s supposed to be -28 with a -60 wind chill
I heard stories about Watertown years ago. What makes it so cold there, altitude?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
4 below up here on Saturday morning allegedly. Up in sunny Watertown it’s supposed to be -28 with a -60 wind chill
"Watertown" seems like a misnomer. More like Icetown, amirite?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I heard stories about Watertown years ago. What makes it so cold there, altitude?
I first read that as "attitude", and I thought, what are they, snobs?
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I heard stories about Watertown years ago. What makes it so cold there, altitude?
Arctic winds.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I heard stories about Watertown years ago. What makes it so cold there, altitude?
No, it’s only at 500ish feet of elevation. Watertown sits in this little bowl in the black river valley that makes it and the surrounding areas exceptionally cold sometimes. A town 30 miles south will have a low temp about 15 degrees higher this weekend. It makes no sense. I always hated it as a kid.

There was one March where it was 25 one day as a low, -30 the next, 35 As a high the next day and then a high of 70 the day following that. 100 degree swing in 2 days…
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I heard stories about Watertown years ago. What makes it so cold there, altitude?
No.
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There is a guy that drives a 959 around Dallas pretty regularly. Pricey collectible to have on the street.
What's the point of having it if you're not driving it?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
No, it’s only at 500ish feet of elevation. Watertown sits in this little bowl in the black river valley that makes it and the surrounding areas exceptionally cold sometimes.
Oddly no water there.

My parents are just across the river. Will they survive to see me again?


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Oddly no water there.
reminds me of

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Oddly no water there.

My parents are just across the river. Will they survive to see me again?


There’s a river that runs right through town. The easy availability of water power for early industry gave the name.

I’m sure Kingston will be much warmer.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
"Watertown" seems like a misnomer. More like Icetown, amirite?
they do a “Snowtown USA” winter festival every year. At least they used to, so I guess that’s close enough
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Can you convert that to real degrees
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If I had had a passport, my mom would have wanted me to have driven her up there. #BulletDodged
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Can you convert that to real degrees
That is proper degrees in Canada.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Arctic winds.
Off the lake, no doubt.
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