Date: 10 Sep 2001 17:14:21 GMT
Subject: Re: FS 86 SPG

Nutmegger <> pressed random keys until the following was produced: > Dave Hinz says... >>: Where do you live Alaska? >> >>Nope, most parts of Alaska have better weather than we do here, in Wisconsin. > Really? But, you don't have sunless days like they do? The sunny days are the most bitter-cold...too cold for clouds to form. >>Much of Alaska has favorable ocean currents keeping it warmer, while >>Wisconsin merely gets "arctic blasts" from our neighbors to the north. > The ocean currents will keep our coast warmer than inland around here, but in > the spring it reverses. Same here, with lake michigan. >>: I can't remember it ever being that cold around here, lowest is about -15F. >> >>It wasn't even a record, I think the current recent record was -36F, which >>happened to be on a sunday morning (back when I had a paper route - 150 >>sunday papers in that cold, was distinctly *not* *fun* *at* *all*.) > Don't think this is too silly a question, but what do you wear when it is that > cold? How many layers? Short answer: don't go outside unless you need to. Long answer: layers is it. I also have my firefighting gear in the car (year-round), and it's *very* well insulated, for some reason. Only had to break it out once (flat tire), but I sure was glad I had it. The cop that stopped had a good laugh, until I mentioned that I was sweating in it, while he was shivering. I suspect the only reason he stopped was to find out what the hell I was doing, changing a tire in fire gear. > You aren't talking with wind chill are you? No, -30 farenheit, direct measured temperature. Sucks bad. Actually hurts to breathe. Like I said, it happens rarely (-20F is rare even), but it's not fun at all. (hence, the question about convertible tops and their insulating properties). Dave

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