Monday, December 15, 2008

%@*#ing BRRRRRR!!!!!

from keloland.com

Title's something we used to say in the Army, although Germany had nothin' on South Dakota.
The wind chill in Sioux Falls was actually down to -35F earlier today.

15 comments:

Georgia in Florida said...

Valdosta, GA (fifteen miles from FL) REALLY needs an Anglican Church!

Temperature tomorrow in Valdosta: High 77 degrees with morning fog, Wednesday, Thursday, High 79 degrees Low 54.

Sounds like So. Dakota in the Summer, huh?

:-)

prairiewords said...

Whiner, you could be living here

http://mailhub.edu.nu.ca/qikiqtani/orientation/ResoluteBay.html

All that cold stuff was here this week, I had to dig out my Arctic parka just to go for mail. BTW greetings from Alberta, we moved!

Peter said...

Bah, again. -35F is for girls. True men would be seen out unless there's a wind chill of at least -50F.

Peter, running and ducking...

Peter said...

I think the error in my sentence above may contain a kernel of truth ;-)

Peter said...

PS, see what happens when Americans try to post on Winter, they just get subject to abuse from Canucks. :-)

Anonymous said...

There is a special quality to prairie wind chill that I'm privileged to visit occasionally on business. There's not much to choose from between Edmonton and Grand Forks at -30F. It just happens a bit more often in Edmonton.

The main difference between Canada and the US seems to be availability of good parkas and the willingness to wear them. We have lots of good ones but I can't convince my teenagers to wear them.

As a boy in Labrador, I had the dubious pleasure of walking home (once) in a -80F wind chill. That was a once in a lifetime event or my dad would have taken a transfer out much earlier. Even good parkas don't help much.

Bill in Ottawa

TLF+ said...

You Canadians understand, of course, that your comments on this blog will be construed as a "border crossing" after General Convention, 2009. I think that Schori and Hiltz have already arranged international protocols to deal with this.

Hope you enjoy the Episcopal Education Center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

David Wilson+ said...

Tim, Tim Tim !

I have been trying to lure you to Pittsburgh for some time now -- and it somehow isn't working. I think you actually like the weather in SD and are just whining

Peter said...

Our weather has already crossed the border and got as far as New Orleans I see. It's just our little Christmas present to y'all ;-)

The Archer of the Forest said...

I'm still coming to SD even though I survived the blizzard. (I was up in Brookings this weekend). I got to see SD in all its winter glory.

I must be a keeper!

Ed McNeill said...

Come on...Wind Chill is for wimps! I once had a funeral in Onoway Alberta. It was -45, graveyard on top of a hill, and a 40+ mph wind. Now by the grace of God I serve in San Jose, CA.

TLF+ said...

Georgia and David+, thanks for the invites to other climes... David+, aren't you all having an ice storm or something?

Archer - that is great news.

Ed - "by the grace of God?" You might want to think again about being sent to CA. Doesn't San Jose have a public monument to Quetzelcoatl or something?

Ed McNeill said...

Quetzelcoatl? I had to look that one up. What can I say, the harvest is thick here. On any given Sunday only 7% of the population worships in a church. This is one of the great mission fields in North America. It is also warm. We do see snow on the surrounding mountain peaks, but we don't actually have to touch it. The last time it snowed on the valley floor was 50 years ago. Mind you I did have to cover up our Bouganvilla last night. Tonight too.

Alice C. Linsley said...

Thanks for sending us that Artic storm! Snow and freezing rain here in central Kentucky the 36 hours and a day off from school!

Keith Bramlett said...

I know what you mean as it was rather chilly here in southern California today. It couldn't have got much above 50 degrees.

btw, just about the time you thaw out we'll have Archbishop Henry Orombi back at Anglican Men's Weekend May 15-17. Last years teachings can be seen on www.anglicanmensweekend.org