Skip to comments.Even Sharks Are Freezing to Death. Winter Rages and the Nation Reels.
Posted on 12/29/2017 6:10:47 AM PST by C19fan
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Back in the ‘70s, I spent a number of winters in the North Peace country of B.C. Every winter there would be two or three weeks of those conditions, and it could be brutal with any sort of a wind.
Surprisingly, the coldest temperature is hit right around sunrise - 8:30 or 9:00 A.M.
I recall getting up to build a fire at 6:00, noting that the thermometer read -38, then checking the temperature after breakfast only to discover it was dropping, often to -50C. That is cold - too cold to do anything but feed and water the stock.
It was austerely beautiful.
Now I live in the banana belt of southern interior B.C., currently at 19F with two feet of snow. Life is good.
Ask a weathergal/guy to explain why it’s so cold.
“Well, cold air is moving in from Canada....” That’s not an explanation. That’s a statement of what’s happening. “Well, you see, the winter chill off the Arctic has moved in to Canada, and is continuing on to the USA...” Still not an explanation.
Real explanation: there is none. Weather changes. Sometimes it’s warm, sometimes it’s cold. Calculating the future temperature is computationally impossible.
Maybe the other, primary, culprit in the deaths of these sharks was that they beached themselves and suffocated.
When I lived in Edmonton there was a 2 to 3 week stretch every January where the temperature was minus 40 or so overnight every night, and the daily HIGH never got above minus 25.
That’s mind-numbing cold. You had to wear gloves just to open the car door or your fingers would be frostbitten.
Why? Why did you live in Edmonton?
I’m not trying to be sarcastic or mean, I’d really like to know why people live in such inhospitable environments.
I went snowmobiling on the North Shore in Minnesota when it was 20 below. Racing snowmobiles with my son. We hit 100 mph across a frozen lake. I can’t even fathom what the wind chill must have been, but even though I was wearing three layers of windproof clothes, I still almost suffered hypothermia before the day was over.
I turned down a job opportunity that was a very good match for my skills. As part of my due diligence I checked the climate and weather, that day it was -50°C. 100 km north of Moscow...
I was born there. I still have a lot of friends and family in the area, and still go visit, even in the dead of winter if I can swing the time off.
The cold, like the desert, has a stark uncompromising compelling and ethereal beauty that can only be experienced personally.
That, and that’s where the work was...
Everybody breathe harder!
Any news on the extinct polar bears?
Polar Bears now have a good supply of fresh frozen shark meat. Win Win.
Are you sure it lasts 11 years, or does it start to come back on an 11 year cycle. Because I really miss the sun.
We shouldn’t have switched out the old incandescent Sun for one of those newfangled energy saving LED Suns.
Coldest for me was a 4-8 watch on the Quarterdeck of USS R.K Turner CG-20 at Newport Naval Station. Worst watch ever.
I spent 5.5 years in Maine and was never that cold.
Cold did not kill these sharks. Just a few feet down in the water (below wave action) the temperature is largely unaffected by this extreme cold. This is just not true.
One of my uncles used to run a fishing/hunting lodge on a lake in southern interior B.C. He had lots of weather and wildlife stories, as well as stories about stupid city people at his lodge.
He ran a crop dusting service in E. Oregon before moving to the lodge, so he was able to fly clients into remote lakes.
When I was a kid (back in the 40s and 50s) this particular weather pattern- extreme cold early in winter- enabled us to go down to the beach for Frostfish. Water temperatures still in the low 40s had Whiting chasing small baitfish up into the surf zone. The outwash from the beach, chilled by the air temperature would sometimes stun them for a moment or two and you could scoop them up from the wash.
Whiting are rare now, and "warming" is being blamed by lefty greenies. But they are also rare in colder waters where they would have migrated, so they are simply on a down cycle, like Striped Bass were for a decade or so some years back. The bass numbers have recovered; so will the Whiting.
Can't wait; they are tasty!
I've asked the same about places like Somalia and other semi-barren localities. Why don't they move?
They’re not dumb because at this time of year they hibernate. The fact that the Arctic is also in perpetual darkness is also another suggestion from God that it is nap time for them. One thing for sure is they ain’t pining for the fjords!
If they had only used the fricken lasers on their heads to warm things up they would have been ok.
Spent the last few days in Laughlin Nevada. Went swimming.
Are lawyers safe?
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