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: It's so cold that...

01-15-2004, 10:40 AM
With consideration for Kerry's post, I am starting this thread with hopes of lightening up a dire situation here in the east...

I'll go first:

It's so cold that I allow the dog to crap in the basement if he wants to. :hehe:

01-15-2004, 10:42 AM
It's so cold that we have the space heaters running all night... aimed at our plumbing! :mad:

OK - that wasn't so light but it's true :)

01-15-2004, 10:43 AM
It's so cold that I may have to go to a flyfishing show tomorrow rather than go to work:D

01-15-2004, 10:47 AM
It's so cold I won't go outside to cast the Atlantis at the show even though the casting pond is way too short :smokin:

01-15-2004, 11:04 AM
On the PharSide (of the canal)!:razz:

01-15-2004, 11:14 AM
It's so cold I didn't think it could snow, but it did.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Even more so On the PharSide (of the canal)

Dble Haul
01-15-2004, 11:16 AM
It's so cold....

....that all of my fly patterns are now topwater, whether they were designed that way or not!

01-15-2004, 11:29 AM
It's so cold that there will be no lift lines at the mountain on Saturday! :D

01-15-2004, 11:40 AM
I would imagine it is difficult to even cast the long bellied lines in -40 weather.:devil:

01-15-2004, 11:56 AM
It is so cold that...

I have extra ammo to convince my wife not to move back east and stay in steelhead country:cool:


John Desjardins
01-15-2004, 12:23 PM
Its so cold that the 6 wt line in the trunk of my car bends like copper wire.

Its so cold that the clutch on my car won't fully disengage until it warms up. (yes I need a new clutch)

Doc Duprey
01-15-2004, 12:26 PM
...the Politicians have their hands in their own pockets!


01-15-2004, 02:22 PM
If the temp drops another 35 degrees, it still won't be as cold as it was when my plane caught a case of burning parts in Fairbanks AK...:razz:

01-15-2004, 02:26 PM
I grew up in Fairbanks and as I am sure Penguin can attest to you guys have not seen cold!! Count your blessings it is only 40 below in the wind.

01-15-2004, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by BigDave
It's so cold that there will be no lift lines at the mountain on Saturday! :D

Or Sunday!!!:devil:

John Desjardins
01-15-2004, 03:14 PM
Its so cold that school boards are canceling school the day before.

01-15-2004, 03:30 PM
It's so cold you'd better get you but to Marlboro extra early or you'll freeze it off in line.

01-15-2004, 04:17 PM
Take a big mug of some freshly boiled water out on the front porch...and carefully/forcefully throw it out in front of you high into the frigid air.
If it's REALLY "Fairbanks" sort'a WON'T hit the ground!
You'll get a big cloud of "ice-fog"...COOL!
That's pretty chilly...'time to break out the fleece!

And, even if you get a "double dog dare you"...
DO NOT put your tongue on that flag pole!!! :tsk_tsk:

01-15-2004, 04:32 PM
The cold you guys are getting is only one of the reasons I left the east in 1979 and the northern rockies in 1991. I do miss the great food in the family owned restaraunts though.


Keep reminding your wife of the joys of our "warm" winters compared to the cold of the northeast.

01-15-2004, 04:50 PM
Penquins have to jump into the icy cold water to keep warm

Capt. Mel Simpson
01-15-2004, 04:59 PM
It's so cold here in St. Pete....Naaa, never mind.


Doc Duprey
01-15-2004, 05:27 PM
It's so cold here in St. Pete....Naaa, never mind.

Now that is truly "cold"...


01-15-2004, 06:24 PM
That were still wearing our summer uniforms!:hehe:

01-15-2004, 09:14 PM
But...., is it cold enough that recycled beer freezes before it hits the snow? If that occurs, it really is cold!!

01-16-2004, 06:21 AM
Perfect Steelhead weather. :devil:

01-16-2004, 07:36 AM
...if it's Sunday and you run out'a beer to toss...the "package" stores are now finally OPEN in the "great" state of Taxachusettes!
The politicians heard you grief and felt your pain! (Teddy must'a run dry too)... :rolleyes:

01-17-2004, 06:49 AM
Missed this thread as I was away on business but it was in the shirtsleeve, balmy 50's down in the Austin area. Downright pleasant dispite the rain and grey conditions, which the locals were complaining about.

01-17-2004, 09:15 AM
... And I weight about 6 degrees (Celsius).

warm greetings from Stade/Germany. I have heard, in the USA it is _very_ cold ... (30 degrees Celsius under Zero). I do not envy you.

01-17-2004, 01:41 PM
Mr. Penguin,
I am glad that you called the Gov of the Commonwealth and convinced him that some of the returning Irish would like to purchase adult beverages on Sunday. I guess now I won't have to raid the area 61 stash, when I return!
PS. Only 133 days til May!

yukon delta
01-31-2004, 01:42 PM
I just saw this topic and wanted to chime in. It's so cold that my snowmachine won't start today. Seriously. That's -47 not counting any wind. By the way, that's true what was said about hot water not coming down. It does turn into fog. The strange thing is that cold water does hit the ground. Most people also don't know that your hot water pipe will usually freeze before the cold water pipe does. Why? I have no idea.

Greg Pavlov
01-31-2004, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by yukon delta
Most people also don't know that your hot water pipe will usually freeze before the cold water pipe does. Why? I have no idea.
Me neither. But the hot water is less dense to start with, so there is less of it (????)

02-01-2004, 11:08 AM
Here is the answer, and then why the above is a statement of fact, but irrelevant.

There is always a "temperature differential" to make something heat or cool. It is the "driving force" to make things happen. If the differential is great, then the heating or cooling rate is steeper, and it warms or cools off very fast. And, just like inertia, once it starts this trend, it keeps heating or cooling at the same rate. When enough heating/cooling has taken place, it superheats/supercools slightly more than the temperatures of boiling/freezing to provide the necessary energy for phase change (to solid or gas). That energy for phase change is VERY high - and one of the reasons our universe works so well.

Anyway, density of water has little to do with it. water has the highest density at 40 degrees F. (or 4 degrees C.), and water, as it cools, has to get to that temperature before it freezes. And the ice is less dense than water - that's why it floats!


02-01-2004, 11:43 AM
Mr. Wizzard!!! :chuckle:

So...that would explain nicely, how/why, a jet engine at altitude with an outside temp of say -45F and a turbine exhaust temp of say 1000 something...the H2O by-product of combustion forms a "contrail"...
Very interesting!:D

02-03-2004, 10:18 PM
It's cold enough out side up here to freeze the nuts off a steel bridge!!!!