• Weather in your area. Non-Standard question.

    Asked by cllinda on Friday, February 1, 2019

    Weather in your area. Non-Standard question.

    We had about two whole days of -50 degree temps with the wind chills. Today it should be in the 20's. Just plain dangerous! Schools, churches, and local businesses closed. We haven't received mail since Tuesday. I'm near Chicago if you haven't guessed.
    So what have you been dealing with? And have you had to miss any appointments?

    19 Answers from the Community

    19 answers
    • JaneA's Avatar

      I live in Georgia, and I can't even imagine how anyone is coping with that. It is definitely dangerous.

      about 1 year ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      Minus 35 wind chill, Wednesday was the worst, gale winds! It got up to -3 Thursday & felt warm.
      We live in the country, & spent 2 days at home. Mail delivery cancelled.
      The Chicago area, WI, and poor Minnesota had it worse than MI.
      Going out today, we have a Subaru & the roads have been plowed, but they are dirt roads. For those who don't live in MI, dirt roads are very common out the country. We literally have the worst roads in the U.S.
      I went out to feed the poor birds in a fake fur coat, & 2 layers under that, heavy pants & special Canadian cold weather boots. I had to take off my gloves for about 2 minutes & felt like I almost had frostbite.
      Missed my P.T. classes at the hospital in town.
      Sunday & Monday is supposed to be in the 40's? We will see about that!

      about 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      We are in TN and haven't had those bone freezing temps like Chicago, but for us, it's been really cold. We have been in the single digits at night with some days not getting above freezing. Today it's supposed to be 64. Tomorrow a little warmer, again warmer on Sunday. I'll take that, I'm done with Winter! Let's see some flowers!

      about 1 year ago
    • carm's Avatar

      I'm in A Chicago suburb just north of the city and no garbage pick up either. It will be interesting with the warm up over the weekend. A lot of snow to melt.

      about 1 year ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      I live in Virginia and it has been cold but nothing compared to Chicago. Yesterday it started out with a high of 5. My cousin who also lives in Virginia has been in Chicago for a conference and she said it is unbelievable. I didn’t dare complain about my 5 degrees.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      I have been thinking about all you WhatNexters in the terrible unbelievable cold . You all are an extremely hardy bunch. I have a girl friend who lives in Fargo North Dakota and had some -20 degree weather already. This California native has never had to deal with anything even close to what you go through. Finally looks like we are getting a good wet winter in California so perhaps no Summer drought. Tons of snow too for the starving ski resorts. I do not usually go anywhere during the winter months, just shelter in place but this winter my husband kidnapped the dogs and I off to Arizona for a month. Soooo, when you ask how the weather is where I am, I have to say in the high sixties to low seventies, mostly clear but at times a bit breezy. My thoughts are with you guys. I have seen on the news a thaw is coming your way. Keeping fingers crossed the remainder of the winter is much less harsh for you all with better days., and that the groundhog does not see his shadow so Spring arrives sooner.

      about 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Here in Texas, we are warmer than usual. Dreary, but warm. I love cold weather, but not like what some of you have had.

      With that said, some of the pictures i have seen from in and around Chicago, especially around Lake Michigan, are absolutely gorgeous. I wonder, though, what is going to happen when it thaws. When we have had ice storms, everything looks beautiful (if dangerous), but it destroys trees and plumbing, etc. when it thaws.

      about 1 year ago
    • andreacha's Avatar

      I live in GA also, however, I'm north of Atlanta in the mountains. We had single digits here. A few snow flurries. The worst we had to endure was the black ice. We closed the government and state offices as well as our schools. Compared to the midwest and northern states that got slammed our experience was like a walk in the park. Winter is far from over. Already a storm is slammed the West Coast today. That system will arrive not long after our short-lived warm up this coming week. Everyone be careful and try to stay warm. Wishing you the best.

      about 1 year ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar

      See photo.I don't know how to share it here.It seems to go to your wall when you share.
      I'm in the Boston area.Had to call AAA last Sunday .My battery had to be re-charged,before I could leave to do grocery shopping.I'm so done with winters

      about 1 year ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      Weather man "said" this area is going to be warming up into the 40's maybe even 50's in upper Midwest this weekend.
      That will be a real mess is it happens, water main breaks in the city, mud messes, flooding
      and general mayhem.

      If you still think that climate change is a myth, please spend a couple of days in our area.

      about 1 year ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      I thought we skated through this extreme weather but I was wrong. Apparently I have a brake line problem now. So I'm waiting for tow truck. Darn.

      about 1 year ago
    • fiddler's Avatar

      Chicago weather - a topic that never ends because it swings harder and faster than bipolar-1!!! The news is really exploiting it.

      I left the Windy City in 1978; in 1977 the temp was -70F with the wind chill; the year before that I had to abandon my car on a highway in a snow drift. In '77 the commuter trains were not running because the diesel fuel froze! Never looked back. Where I live now (fort the past 33 years) it's a 'balmy' 46F; rainy, but better than the snow drifting up to the 2nd story window and ice on the ponds 12' thick!

      So, my fellow blogger, it could be worse!!! (Always, with everything ay...)

      about 1 year ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar

      It's been cold here in Northern KY, but nothing like the blizzard of '78. We're cold, but prepared. Not as much snow as predicted. Rain all next week so the potholes will magically appear. Tomorrow, Sunday, it could reach 60. Wasn't it predicted an early Spring by the groundhog?

      about 1 year ago
    • judithj's Avatar

      Another Californian here, 'cold' front moving in today, rain and about 54 degrees.
      Rain will help ease our drought conditions, fill reservoirs etc.
      Sending sympathetic thoughts to all in the ice zone.
      One thing for you - you get rain in the summer! California does not have a drop from May to October.

      about 1 year ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      NYC here. We had very cold weather through most of this week, but nothing compared with what Illinois and other Midwestern states have had. I like the cold - but not when the temps go below 20 degrees. And I so wish that the news meteorologists would stop telling us "It's 15 degrees outside but it feels like minus 2"!

      about 1 year ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar

      Much the same here in southeast Michigan, but wind chills down to only -35 or so. We were all asked to dial down to 65 or lower after a fire at one of the natural gas company's compressor stations that shut the station down. Apparently about 70% of us complied, some auto companies cancelled shifts and we all made it. 40s tomorrow!

      about 1 year ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      In NM we have a 15 to 50 degree difference between day and night all year-almost every year. I was on a ranch where it was -10 at 12:30 noon-with the thermometer on the sunny side of the house. That was without any wind. Each night we had to take the tires off and roll them in the house so they wouldn't go flat. We bought big boxes of lug nuts and lug bolts, because it was so frigid, the metal snapped when putting the tires on or off. We loved it.

      I live in Central NM. The north has been bouncing around from 40 above to -40 and lots of wind. Here the highs have been about 20 to 40- a few days in the low 50s. The lows haven't been bad at all in Albuquerque -10 to 10, but we've been having the wind.

      I'm so glad that I don't live anywhere else.

      about 1 year ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Mid last week, we were at minus 4. Saturday we hit 60. That was AFTER the 5 inches of snow on Friday. I tried to go to work. After trying to slide through an intersection then trying to slide off the road twice, I gave up and went home!

      about 1 year ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      I hear you Shelly. About 10 years ago, we had a good snow-over a foot and about 5 degrees. I had to be at school-15 miles- before 7 AM. I watched the weather updates- VA closed, mountain schools closed, Kirtland AFB closed, state offices closed, city offices closed, Catholic and charter schools closed-but city public schools (APS) were open-no delays.

      The next morning I got up-- shopping centers closed, doctors' offices closed, I got in my car, and slid over a freeway bridge and on down to the freeway. I cleared the entrance ramp when the radio announced all of the city schools were closed, as the bus drivers couldn't get the buses out. Oh I fumed. I just prayed that my car would make it up the exit ramp. Somehow, it made it up the ramp. I called APS, and I think a few thousand parents, teachers, bus drivers, administration people all called. That night they announced that in the future they'd make a decision the night before or call for a delay.

      about 1 year ago

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