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Just now, 90siouxfan said:

maybe he will get crowded off his favorite stool, get fed up, make the call and put a stop to this nonsense...

It actually sounds like a lot of fun. Cheap beer for breakfast. 

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9 hours ago, Sundog said:

I remember one closure between 1985 and 1992.  1989 and -35 on the thermometer sounds about right.  The bars seemed to be busy, but I can't recall which ones I was at!   Good thing I didn't get Danny Kris-toed!

Yeah, Tom Clifford called my roomie who was running the Meteorology Lab at CAS to get the scoop on the weather.  We found out early that classes were going to be shut down so we could make our evening plans at the Barleycorn.  Everyone in line to get in wore there Dockers boat shoes without socks because that was the style back then...:D

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8 hours ago, Blackheart said:

Yeah, Tom Clifford called my roomie who was running the Meteorology Lab at CAS to get the scoop on the weather.  We found out early that classes were going to be shut down so we could make our evening plans at the Barleycorn.  Everyone in line to get in wore there Dockers boat shoes without socks because that was the style back then...:D

Fortunately, Girbaud's were rolled so tight at the ankles that you couldn't feel the cold anyway - feet has been numb since 10 minutes after getting dressed due to lack of blood flow!

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10 hours ago, Goon said:

I don't think this is the case, these temps are very dangerous, you can get frostbite in a very short period of time. It was -60 with the wind chill today. 

What is the standard?   -40?  -50?  -60?   If you stay outside a couple minutes longer -40 can kill you just like -50.   If you're going to determine what is acceptable, then create a standard.   Of course, then the schools would say we don't have any days left to give, so we need students to be there.   

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Living in GF, there was a noticeable difference between yesterday and today.  It was much windier yesterday although the air temp wasn’t nearly as cold as this morning was.  The blowing snow and windchill were brutal and understandable as to why thing were closed.  Today, the wind is not nearly as bad but the air temp is much colder.  Today is much more tolerable than yesterday.  The other thing to keep in mind with business closing down for the day, might have to be the load in the power grid.  I haven’t heard of any power outages in GF yet.  I know there were some smaller towns that have been experiencing them.  

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1 hour ago, siouxforcefans said:

Fortunately, Girbaud's were rolled so tight at the ankles that you couldn't feel the cold anyway - feet has been numb since 10 minutes after getting dressed due to lack of blood flow!

+1 for a Girbaud reference.

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9 hours ago, Blackheart said:

Yeah, Tom Clifford called my roomie who was running the Meteorology Lab at CAS to get the scoop on the weather.  We found out early that classes were going to be shut down so we could make our evening plans at the Barleycorn.  Everyone in line to get in wore there Dockers boat shoes without socks because that was the style back then...:D

Wait a minute....you're telling me my Dockers boat shoes are out of style now?

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1 minute ago, Siouxphan27 said:

Wait a minute....you're telling me my Dockers boat shoes are out of style now?

But your mullet is making a comeback so there's that!

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3 minutes ago, Siouxphan27 said:

Wait a minute....you're telling me my Dockers boat shoes are out of style now?

No, just the wearer. 

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6 minutes ago, Siouxphan27 said:

Wait a minute....you're telling me my Dockers boat shoes are out of style now?

No...as long as you have the boat shoes, the Girbauds, and the mullet you’re golden.

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Google March 1966 Blizzard Grand Forks

Lived in the Tin Huts/snow covered many of them,

No school for many days,

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42 minutes ago, Blackheart said:

No...as long as you have the boat shoes, the Girbauds, and the mullet you’re golden.

I've still got the shoes and Girbauds…...the mullet.....give me about two months...

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48 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

No, just the wearer. 

says the guy ordering his clothes from the Sears catalogue.  

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 7:28 AM, Oxbow6 said:

They played HS hockey games in Bemidji for Hockey Day Minnesota with a temp of -27 to start the first game.

And this happened. Surprised this hasn't been shared yet:

Standout Minnetonka hockey player suffers frostbite during Hockey Day Minnesota game

http://www.fox9.com/news/standout-minnetonka-hockey-player-suffers-frostbite-during-hockey-day-minnesota-game

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“As you get to 15-20 below zero or ambient, or wind temperature, then you really need to start thinking, what is the event? What are the risks associated with it?” asked Dr. Ryan Fey, a Hennepin Healthcare surgeon.

Silly doctor! It builds "character"! :silly:

Heck, if the kid had gotten gangrene, he would have built even more character! THIS is what our youth need! (sarcasm) :silly::p:angry:

#ignoranceisthenewcommonsense

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On 1/29/2019 at 9:56 AM, BIGSIOUX said:

Actually just one.  Was in october of 2001.  Early year snow storm dumped about 10 inches.  School Closed around noon.  I was a freshman-got loaded in Walsh 120.

My freshman year, too.  I had all my classes in the morning that day.  I was annoyed.

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3 minutes ago, BigGreyAnt41 said:

My freshman year, too.  I had all my classes in the morning that day.  I was annoyed.

That was a freak snowstorm that wasn't supposed to be as bad as it was. Lot of people were stranded on I-29.

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1 hour ago, Old Fella said:

Google March 1966 Blizzard Grand Forks

Lived in the Tin Huts/snow covered many of them,

No school for many days,

Good thing you all had Netflix and Google to get you by...........

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School was cancelled from a blizzard in I think 2011, so my buddies and I thought it would be a great idea to head to the casino.... once we got out of East Grand, visibility was very bad, but we trudged along.  Half way there, it got bad enough that we had to turn around.  I remember driving the old Buick home, could literally barely see past the front of the hood.  Was driving 5 mph and felt the front wheels get light... drove partly into the ditch because it was such a white out, while only going 5 mph!  Was driving slow enough, and felt it soon enough that I was able to reverse, and continue on our way.  We were lucky that the wind blew the snow off the roads, otherwise we would have been screwed.  At the occasional shelter belt, the snow would be piled, but there was better visibility, and we had to get some serious speed to make it through in our two wheel drive car, and then we would right away hit white out conditions again.  One of the dumbest things we ever did. 

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My dad has a story of my grandpa when he lived in North Dakota... abandoned his car during a blizzard, wandered off and eventually broke into a store to find shelter in the middle of nowhere.  Later found his car by sticking a rod down through the snow to find it.  100% buried.  Not sure of the year.

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Warroad and Roseau has school both days. Heard it was to make sure they had the hockey game last nite 

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22 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

Good thing you all had Netflix and Google to get you by...........

And a screeming 4 year old to keep me company.

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1 minute ago, gfhockey said:

Warroad and Roseau has school both days. Heard it was to make sure they had the hockey game last nite 

"heard" via Twitter...so did i

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2 hours ago, BigGreyAnt41 said:

My freshman year, too.  I had all my classes in the morning that day.  I was annoyed.

Same!

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On 1/28/2019 at 10:21 PM, runaroundsioux said:

Wussification of America.

True.  We never missed class for cold in the 80's.  What a bunch of pussies.

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