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Old 01-19-2008, 05:11 AM   #1
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Negative 67F? Screw that!


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Jupiter Kalambakal - AHN News Writer

Moscow, Russia (AHN) - Russians are bracing for temperatures of as low as minus 55 degrees Celsius (minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit) in Siberia as Russia's emergencies ministry warns on Wednesday of its impending dangers in the coming weeks.

Government agencies were placed on high alert, reports AFP. The ministry ordered local administration officials to prepare for the extreme chill expected to last until Jan. 21.

The ministry warned that the unusually cold weather could kill, cause frost-bite, conk heaters and cut electricity to homes, disrupt transport, increase the rate of car accidents and even destroy buildings across Siberia.

The freezing temperatures have already caused overloading of electricity grids and power interruptions in the regions of Irkutsk and Tomsk because of overused heaters in homes. Two people have already died and more than 30 others hospitalized with forst-bite in Irkutsk, reports AFP citing state media.

Bloomberg reports that worst hit will be the Siberian region of Evenkiya, while neighbor Georgia, whose climate is subtropical, already plunged to as low as minus 35 degrees Celsius. Lake Paliastomi in the western Georgia froze for the first time in 50 years, reports Rustavi-2 television.

Average temperatures in large Siberian cities in January usually range between minus 15 degrees Celsius and minus 39 degrees Celsius, according to data from weatherbase.com. Schools have been closed down in at least four regions because of the cold.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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Its suppose to be around -3d F the Green Bay / Giants game tomorrow night.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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I have been in colder. Its not bad once your nuts go numb.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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You do know there's another forum where you can talk about shit like the weather, installing cable, football, and movies...right?
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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It got to -24 where I live last night. Fuck that. Right in the ear I tell you. I hate the fucking cold.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:37 PM   #6
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Hell I remember a winter it was 40 below for a month straight damn neared in ND and thats without the wind chill, 80 below plus wind chill....... gotta love global warming (/sarcasm) got 20 below here yesterday, but overall the winter has been pretty warm.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:31 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by ShardmoonVer.1 View Post
I have been in colder. Its not bad once your nuts go numb.
How can you tell the difference?
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Between?
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:12 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by ShardmoonVer.1 View Post
Between?
When your nuts are numb from the cold and the rest of the time when they're just numb... numb-nuts!
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