coldest day on record for Maine

coldest day on record for Maine

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floopy

Isleta, NM

#1 Feb 10, 2009
From the Associate Press

Maine's bone-numbing minus-50 sets state record
2 hours ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) When it comes to cold weather, Mainers have something new to brag about.
Scientists say a minus-50 reading in northwestern Maine last month was accurate, making it the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state.
It beats Maine's old record of 48 below zero set in 1925, and ties the record for coldest temperature recorded in New England. That reading was made in 1933 in Bloomfield, Vt.
Maine's minus-50 reading was made on Jan. 16 at a remote site along the Big Black River near the Quebec border as the region was in the grip of a blast of arctic air.
The reading was confirmed by scientists from three agencies on Tuesday.

_PINKFLOYD_

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Feb 10, 2009
Global warming, my azs!
floopy

Isleta, NM

#3 Feb 10, 2009
_PINKFLOYD_ wrote:
Global warming, my azs!
Exactly!

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Since: Mar 08

Montgomery, AL

#4 Feb 10, 2009
This pales in comparison to my almost 4 year stay near Fairbanks Alaska. We used to have terms for certain temperatures. At 20 below zero, it was 'coat weather', 30 below was 'nose hair cold' and 50 below was 'only stay and hour at Sears cold'. I did get to experience 68 below zero at one point in our stay. But more temps from Alaska:

Alaska Temperature Conversion Chart

60 above
Floridians wear coats, gloves and wooly hats.
Alaskans sunbathe.

50 above
New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.
Alaskan people plant gardens.

40 above
Italian cars won't start.
Alaskan people drive with the windows down.

30 above
Distilled water freezes.
Alaskans store their beer outdoors.

20 above
Californians shiver uncontrollably, even with parkas on.
Alaskans have the last cook-out on the patio before it gets cold.

10 above
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
Alaskan people throw on a sweatshirt.

0 degrees
Californians fly away to Mexico.
Alaskans start chopping wood.

20 below
People in Miami cease to exist.
Alaskan people get out their winter coats and fire up their snow
machines.

40 below
Hollywood disintegrates.
Alaskans start to heat their houses.

60 below
Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
Alaska Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets
cold enough.

70 below
Mt Saint Helen freezes.
Alaskan people rent some videos and "stay in" for the weekend.

90 below
Santa abandons the North Pole.
Alaskans get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

297 below
Microbial life survives on dairy products.
Alaskan cows complain of farmers with cold hands!

459.7 below
All atomic action stops.
Alaskans start saying "Cold enough for ya?"

500 below
!!!! FREEZES OVER.
Alaskans vote for a Democrat for President

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Since: Oct 08

Pripyat, Ukraine

#5 Feb 10, 2009
_PINKFLOYD_ wrote:
Global warming, my azs!
Yeah, because after all Tempertures in non-arctic areas are not influenced by the dropping tempertures of the oceans due to melting Polar ice.

Idiot.
floopy

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 10, 2009
Markus Andras wrote:
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Yeah, because after all Tempertures in non-arctic areas are not influenced by the dropping tempertures of the oceans due to melting Polar ice.
Idiot.
That's funny, the Global Warming "idiots" state that the oceans are warming up. And Maine is really far South isn't it. Are you contradicting yourself... idiot?
floopy

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 10, 2009
Markus Andras from PIETOWN = nincompoop
WorkingStiff

Comalcalco, Mexico

#8 Feb 10, 2009
RandyR wrote:
This pales in comparison to my almost 4 year stay near Fairbanks Alaska. We used to have terms for certain temperatures. At 20 below zero, it was 'coat weather', 30 below was 'nose hair cold' and 50 below was 'only stay and hour at Sears cold'. I did get to experience 68 below zero at one point in our stay. But more temps from Alaska:
Alaska Temperature Conversion Chart
60 above
Floridians wear coats, gloves and wooly hats.
Alaskans sunbathe.
50 above
New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.
Alaskan people plant gardens.
40 above
Italian cars won't start.
Alaskan people drive with the windows down.
30 above
Distilled water freezes.
Alaskans store their beer outdoors.
20 above
Californians shiver uncontrollably, even with parkas on.
Alaskans have the last cook-out on the patio before it gets cold.
10 above
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
Alaskan people throw on a sweatshirt.
0 degrees
Californians fly away to Mexico.
Alaskans start chopping wood.
20 below
People in Miami cease to exist.
Alaskan people get out their winter coats and fire up their snow
machines.
40 below
Hollywood disintegrates.
Alaskans start to heat their houses.
60 below
Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
Alaska Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets
cold enough.
70 below
Mt Saint Helen freezes.
Alaskan people rent some videos and "stay in" for the weekend.
90 below
Santa abandons the North Pole.
Alaskans get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.
297 below
Microbial life survives on dairy products.
Alaskan cows complain of farmers with cold hands!
459.7 below
All atomic action stops.
Alaskans start saying "Cold enough for ya?"
500 below
!!!! FREEZES OVER.
Alaskans vote for a Democrat for President
That is funny but true.

Although once i was working in Anchorage and it was generally warmer there in October than in Albuq during the same timeframe. People there say it is because the bay keeps it warmer.

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Since: Mar 08

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Feb 10, 2009
WorkingStiff wrote:
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That is funny but true.
Although once i was working in Anchorage and it was generally warmer there in October than in Albuq during the same timeframe. People there say it is because the bay keeps it warmer.
Yes, but it is the ocean currents and jet stream bringing in nice air from the Pacific. The middle of Alaska is the worst. It was in the 90's for about 3-4 weeks in the dead of summer with no A/C or coolers. Then 70 below in the winter for months on end. We drove to Anchorage in July one time. Left when it was 70, drove through a foot of snow around Mt McKinley and ended up in Anchorage when it was in the 50's. Strange weather state.
WorkingStiff

Comalcalco, Mexico

#10 Feb 11, 2009
RandyR wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, but it is the ocean currents and jet stream bringing in nice air from the Pacific. The middle of Alaska is the worst. It was in the 90's for about 3-4 weeks in the dead of summer with no A/C or coolers. Then 70 below in the winter for months on end. We drove to Anchorage in July one time. Left when it was 70, drove through a foot of snow around Mt McKinley and ended up in Anchorage when it was in the 50's. Strange weather state.
I believe you. Same is true for Norway. I was working there four weeks ago and it was warmer there at night than at night in Albuquerque. One night we even slept with the windows open. But I will tell you. We went thru Amsterdam and that place was friggen cold.

_PINKFLOYD_

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Feb 12, 2009
Markus Andras wrote:
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Yeah, because after all Tempertures in non-arctic areas are not influenced by the dropping tempertures of the oceans due to melting Polar ice.
Idiot.
If you did your research, you would know that most polar ice caps are on top of undersea volcanos that are active.

Moron!
wayde

Jonesport, ME

#12 Dec 20, 2014
In 05 working down in northeast harbor it was -55 below zero

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