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Donger
07-19-2010, 08:55 PM
That you have personally witnessed/suffered?

Mine are:

Low: -15F and -62F wind chill
High: +118F

LaChapelle
07-19-2010, 09:01 PM
the left one three moles above my knee
the right one two inches from my heart

DaFace
07-19-2010, 09:11 PM
I don't really keep a record book, myself.

DaFace
07-19-2010, 09:11 PM
I don't really keep a record book, myself.

Spott
07-19-2010, 09:17 PM
123 when I lived in Phoenix. I don't remember the coldest it ever was in KC, but that playoff game in 95 was the coldest I've ever been.

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-19-2010, 09:18 PM
I remember back in '95 it getting to around 115-ish here, and maybe 10 below zero or so a few times in the winter.

Edit: According to the Farmer's Almanac, we hit 109 on July 12th, 1995. That's the highest I've been able to find.

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2010, 09:19 PM
The low was at Arrowhead versus Miami a few years back.

IIRC the temp was just above zero, with a nasty wind chill. I know it was cold enough that our whisky was slushing.

High was 119 in Las Vegas in July of 2005. Was a record for LV, not sure if it still stands.

redsurfer11
07-19-2010, 09:20 PM
[QUOTE=Donger;6888530]That you have personally witnessed/suffered?

Mine are:

Low: -15F and -62F wind chill



-9 f and 105F

Over-Head
07-19-2010, 09:40 PM
-56 outside with a wind chill at -79/80 back in teh 90's up on the ice hauling machienry (at -50 you park or break things quickly).

+129 with a heat index driving it to almost "HELL" loading pipe on a beautiful furnace hot Friday afternoon in Augest at a loading yard in Eagel Pass TX

-26 to +21 in Calgary after a "Chinook wind" came through on the heels of an Ice storm .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_wind

RJ
07-19-2010, 09:43 PM
When I was a child I had a fever

My hands felt just like

Two balloons

Hog Farmer
07-19-2010, 09:43 PM
My wife is the most Frigid goddam thing I've EVER been exposed to. She USED to be hot as hell!

Guru
07-19-2010, 09:50 PM
ABout +112 summer with a heat index of +125 and around -17 with a windchill of around -40 in the winter.

CoMoChief
07-19-2010, 09:50 PM
I was in a baseball tourney around 4th of July weekend and I remember it being 115 degrees, that was NOT counting the humidity level, this was in Lebonen, MO btw. Surprisingly they didn't call the game. That was a long time ago though. Now a days they probably would call it for being too hot outside with everyone wanting to jump to the gun and hiring attorney's these days.

I went to a Packers Bears game in Lambeau Field when I was 11-12 yrs old. Probably the coldest time of my life. I dont know what the actual temp was, but it's the coldest Id ever been. Partially because it was windy which as we all know can make a night/day difference, and watching the game in the stadium you're just standing there, not really moving, which makes it colder. But still, colder than any Chiefs game I've been too.

crazycoffey
07-19-2010, 09:51 PM
The low was at Arrowhead versus Miami a few years back.

IIRC the temp was just above zero, with a nasty wind chill. I know it was cold enough that our whisky was slushing.

High was 119 in Las Vegas in July of 2005. Was a record for LV, not sure if it still stands.


Was that the one we went to? That was a very cold day.
I'll get back to you on the hottest, so far +142 about two weeks ago, but it's very possible that will get beat.

Dave Lane
07-19-2010, 09:53 PM
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying.

Guru
07-19-2010, 09:54 PM
Some facts on the subject for Topeka, Ks.

The Extreme Cold of December 1983
An unprecedented cold spell set temperature records every morning from the 18th through 25th. A deep snow cover kept temperatures at or below zero for a record-setting 95 consecutive hours from December 21 to 25. The lowest temperature of 17 degrees below zero occurred on December 22. Very strong winds accompanied the cold, producing deadly wind chill readings. The cold spell broke on New Year's Day 1984 when the mercury finally rose above 32 degrees after 554 hours.

Some 20th Century Topeka Weather Extremes

Highest Temperature...114 F (7/24/1936)
Lowest Temperature...-26 F (12/23/1989)
Longest Stretch of 100 F or more...19 days (8/9-27/1936)
Most 100 F or hotter days per year...59 (1936)
Longest Stretch of 0 F or colder...95 hours (12/21-25/1983)

Wettest Year...1973 (60.89 in.)
Driest Year...1963 (19.07 in.)
Wettest Day...March 15, 1919 (5.23 in.)
Wettest Month...June 1967 (15.20 in.)

Most Snow in a Winter Season...47.9 in. (1911-1912)
Least Snow in a Winter Season...2.9 in. (1994-1995)
Most Snow in a Day...17.3 in. (2/27/1900)
Earliest Measurable Snowfall...October 9, 1970 (0.8 in.)
Latest Measurable Snowfall...May 3, 1907 (3.2 in.)

Highest Wind Gust...120 MPH (7/21/1904)



I still remember that record setting winter like it was yesterday. That was bone chilling for us.

rockymtnchief
07-19-2010, 09:57 PM
-43 (wind chill was around -80, IIRC)
+110

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2010, 09:59 PM
Was that the one we went to? That was a very cold day.
I'll get back to you on the hottest, so far +142 about two weeks ago, but it's very possible that will get beat.

Yep.

Remember the Bushmills slushing up at the tailgate?

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-19-2010, 10:00 PM
More fun facts: According to Wikipedia, the highest recorded temperature in the US was 134F on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, CA. The lowest was -80F on January 23, 1971 in Prospect Creek, AK.

Buck
07-19-2010, 10:00 PM
Highs in the 115 (Death Valley, CA)
Lows in the 20s (Virginia)

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2010, 10:02 PM
Highs in the 115 (Death Valley, CA)
Lows in the 20s (Virginia)

LMAO

Lows in the 20's.

Lonewolf Ed
07-19-2010, 10:03 PM
A few years back, I had to run deliveries in a rickety old aluminum panel truck. It didn't have A/C, just a little side window I could stick my arm out of when I was driving. One day in August, it hit 108 or 109 in the KC area. I had a kitchen thermometer on the dog hatch with that hot engine right next to me. When I got to Gardner from Olathe, it was showing 142. I stepped (staggered) out of the hunkajunk and into the 109 degree heat and felt a chill. Then I had to haul beer into a cooler that was 34 degrees. I didn't really feel it until my second load, since the aura of heat from the drive was around me. I drank over a gallon of water that day. When I saw the boss, I told him if I got heat stroke driving his hunkajunk, as soon as I got out of the hospital, I'd whip his ass.

As for the coldest, it was either winter survival camp in Ookpik, Minnesota between Christmas and New Years (thanks sooooo much to my parents for letting me do that insane thing! :cuss:) or the infamous playoff game of 1995 at Arrowhead. It seemed to me that I didn't feel warm again after that game until late March.

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-19-2010, 10:10 PM
A few years back, I had to run deliveries in a rickety old aluminum panel truck. It didn't have A/C, just a little side window I could stick my arm out of when I was driving. One day in August, it hit 108 or 109 in the KC area. I had a kitchen thermometer on the dog hatch with that hot engine right next to me. When I got to Gardner from Olathe, it was showing 142. I stepped (staggered) out of the hunkajunk and into the 109 degree heat and felt a chill. Then I had to haul beer into a cooler that was 34 degrees. I didn't really feel it until my second load, since the aura of heat from the drive was around me. I drank over a gallon of water that day. When I saw the boss, I told him if I got heat stroke driving his hunkajunk, as soon as I got out of the hospital, I'd whip his ass.

As for the coldest, it was either winter survival camp in Ookpik, Minnesota between Christmas and New Years (thanks sooooo much to my parents for letting me do that insane thing! :cuss:) or the infamous playoff game of 1995 at Arrowhead. It seemed to me that I didn't feel warm again after that game until late March.
Ookpik? :spock:

Please tell me you made that up.

Reaper16
07-19-2010, 10:12 PM
I don't really keep a record book, myself.

I don't really keep a record book, myself.

http://starsmedia.ign.com/stars/image/article/834/834479/jimmy-2-times_01_1194896437.jpg

Ugly Duck
07-19-2010, 10:12 PM
I moved from Alaska to Hawaii in '79. That was extreme.

BWillie
07-19-2010, 10:16 PM
Circa -20 and 105

BWillie
07-19-2010, 10:17 PM
Highs in the 115 (Death Valley, CA)
Lows in the 20s (Virginia)

Instead of going to hell, I hope you get frozen to death by some eskimos and then they use your skin as a pelt.

Shaid
07-19-2010, 10:50 PM
I'm in Bismarck, North Dakota and we get over 100 pretty often. I think it hit 112 a few years ago for a high. The winter of 2009 we were 45 below. Windchill was like negative 80-100 or so. I remember how much that sucked shoveling.

cdcox
07-19-2010, 10:56 PM
Tent camping at -18 wind chill. No special gear more elaborate that long-johns. Ordinary sleeping bags and tents.

Buck
07-19-2010, 11:03 PM
Other than just the records...

It gets too cold for me at around 64 degrees, too hot at around 84 degrees.

San Diego has spoiled me.

Reaper16
07-19-2010, 11:07 PM
Other than just the records...

It gets too cold for me at around 64 degrees, too hot at around 84 degrees.

San Diego has spoiled me.
LMAO

A winter's day in the 15-20 degree range is a good day - a blessing - in northern Missouri.

Buck
07-19-2010, 11:10 PM
LMAO

A winter's day in the 15-20 degree range is a good day - a blessing - in northern Missouri.

The average temp in January is 68 where I live.

BWillie
07-19-2010, 11:13 PM
The average temp in January is 68 where I live.

Don't you live in San Diego? The average high in January is 65.8.... or at least this is what Wikipedia tells me.

Lonewolf Ed
07-19-2010, 11:13 PM
Ookpik? :spock:

Please tell me you made that up.

Well, that's what they said when we got there... "Welcome to Ookpik." Maybe it was the name of the camp, but it was way up north in Minnesota, past Duluth. It could have been the old Norse frozen hell where the frost giants lived for all I know.

Buck
07-19-2010, 11:14 PM
Don't you live in San Diego? The average high in January is 65.8.... or at least this is what Wikipedia tells me.

I live in San Diego County, but not the city.

Bearcat
07-19-2010, 11:15 PM
F***ing hot and f***ing cold.

To be more specific... Bangkok and Omaha (I've been as far north as Minneapolis a few times, including a couple times in December/January, but it wasn't as bad as a couple days in Omaha)...

The low was at Arrowhead versus Miami a few years back.

IIRC the temp was just above zero, with a nasty wind chill. I know it was cold enough that our whisky was slushing.

Yeah.... I moved from Omaha the day before, and the windchill was worse and blowing at like 30mph.

The game was a little balmy, actually. :D

Guru
07-19-2010, 11:20 PM
The low was at Arrowhead versus Miami a few years back.

IIRC the temp was just above zero, with a nasty wind chill. I know it was cold enough that our whisky was slushing.

High was 119 in Las Vegas in July of 2005. Was a record for LV, not sure if it still stands.That game was hell for certain. 89 against the Chargers was just a couple degrees worse though.

Cornstock
07-19-2010, 11:24 PM
When I was a child I had a fever

My hands felt just like

Two balloons

Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain
You would not understand
This is not how I am

Silock
07-20-2010, 01:50 AM
I don't know. All I do know is that I fucking hate the fact that Kansas gets so bitterly cold during the winter, yet so unbelievably hot during the summer. Lame.

Old Dog
07-20-2010, 07:02 AM
Hottest 147 in Iraq, summer of 2005
Coldest -50's (don't remember exact #, am thinking 52 though) January of '89 in Fairbanks, Alaska

kcmaxwell
07-20-2010, 09:17 AM
When I was stationed in great lakes in the navy, we had a week of -70 wind chills, was absolutely brutal!! i hate the cold.

Jack
07-20-2010, 09:46 AM
July 1973, McMurdo Station, Antarctic, -104F for two days straight.

No wind chill factor. Wind doesn't blow at that temperature.

I took some hot water out of our building and immediately threw it into the air. It froze instantly. It froze so fast that I picked up an chunk of ice and it was still warm.

jiveturkey
07-20-2010, 09:56 AM
I don't know the exact temp but I was working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in the gulf.

The lack of wind and excess of jet exhaust made for some rough days.

JohninGpt
07-20-2010, 10:00 AM
-60 sleeping in an improvised shelter during cold weather training at Camp Ripley, MN.

135 in body armor at Utrari range in Kuwait before heading up to Ramadi.

Detoxing
07-20-2010, 10:02 AM
I live in San Diego County, but not the city.

Yeah...he lives in Gay-Mesa

Iowanian
07-20-2010, 10:21 AM
First liar never wins.

gblowfish
07-20-2010, 10:52 AM
I've seen 18 below and minus 70 wind chill here in KC.
A couple summers ago in August, I was in St. Louis and it was 109 degrees with 70 percent humidity, which put the heat index up to about 130. It was so hot it would knock the air out of your lungs when you walked outside.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-20-2010, 10:53 AM
119 F

-14 F

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-20-2010, 10:54 AM
Other than just the records...

It gets too cold for me at around 64 degrees, too hot at around 84 degrees.

San Diego has spoiled me.

Fuck you. Fuck you in the ass.

gblowfish
07-20-2010, 10:56 AM
USA Today has the all time lowest and highest temp ever recorded in each state. Curiously for Missouri, both the all time high and low (118 in 1930, 40 below in 1905) were recorded in Warsaw, MO.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wcstates.htm

Detoxing
07-20-2010, 11:07 AM
USA Today has the all time lowest and highest temp ever recorded in each state. Curiously for Missouri, both the all time high and low (118 in 1930, 40 below in 1905) were recorded in Warsaw, MO.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wcstates.htm

Hrmmmm......

Sounds like global warming to me.

mlyonsd
07-20-2010, 11:10 AM
I was ice fishing once when the truck said the air temp was -18 and the wind was blowing about 20-25.

But for exteremes I'd say:

-25
111

SDChiefs
07-20-2010, 11:12 AM
-40/-70 w/ wind chill

125 or so high.

SDChiefs
07-20-2010, 11:37 AM
Other than just the records...

It gets too cold for me at around 64 degrees, too hot at around 84 degrees.

San Diego has spoiled me.

Wow. Thats about my range as well.

Ugly Duck
07-20-2010, 12:28 PM
Interesting summer temp differential here in Petaluma, CA.... when it hits 90 in town, I'll drive 12 miles to the beach & it'll be 60. You can watch the temperature gauge drop 30 degrees as you drive along.

Stewie
07-20-2010, 12:33 PM
-40ish in Summit County Colorado the first week of January several years ago. Froze the radiator in my car.

+118 Mesa, AZ

RedNFeisty
07-20-2010, 12:35 PM
Not sure. But, I know when I walk outside my glasses fog up, that is too flipping hot out!

SDChiefs
07-20-2010, 12:38 PM
Not sure. But, I know when I walk outside my glasses fog up, that is too flipping hot out!

Its just you.

luv
07-20-2010, 12:41 PM
Its just you.

That happens to me everyday lately that I leave my office and get in my car.

Heather
07-20-2010, 12:42 PM
I left Mesa, AZ because it got into the 120s. I was ready to move on. Moved to England. Milder there.

Stewie
07-20-2010, 12:46 PM
Not sure. But, I know when I walk outside my glasses fog up, that is too flipping hot out!

That happens to me everyday lately that I leave my office and get in my car.

1-800-CONTACTS :D

mikeyis4dcats.
07-20-2010, 12:46 PM
due to my job I've had the (dis)pleasure of being in a -40 blast freezer and in parts of a plant that reach 125.

The freezer I bid work in but thankfully didn't get. You had to work 10 minutes inside, then take a 30 minute break outside before you could return for 10 minutes, repeat.

crazycoffey
07-20-2010, 12:49 PM
Hottest 147 in Iraq, summer of 2005
Coldest -50's (don't remember exact #, am thinking 52 though) January of '89 in Fairbanks, Alaska


we just hit 142 here a week or two ago, I hear it's supposed to get worse this month and next, but routinely in the 130s and I find it near unbearable. Thanks for leading the way brother.....

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-20-2010, 12:51 PM
Interesting summer temp differential here in Petaluma, CA.... when it hits 90 in town, I'll drive 12 miles to the beach & it'll be 60. You can watch the temperature gauge drop 30 degrees as you drive along.
Yosemite has some wild temperature fluctuations as well. We were there in July, it was in the 50s at Tioga Pass, and over 100 in other areas of the park. I know elevation changes have an effect but that was still pretty hard to believe.

Radar Chief
07-20-2010, 01:06 PM
Close to, or slightly, over 120 when I was stationed in El Paso and I used to think that was hot until I read 147 in Iraq. :eek:

Old Dog
07-20-2010, 02:21 PM
Close to, or slightly, over 120 when I was stationed in El Paso and I used to think that was hot until I read 147 in Iraq. :eek:

I don't know about anyone else, but after it topped 120ish it didn't seem a whole heck of a lot different to 125-130-135 etc.....I honestly wanted it to hit 150 just to say it had, but alas it didn't.

Old Dog
07-20-2010, 02:23 PM
we just hit 142 here a week or two ago, I hear it's supposed to get worse this month and next, but routinely in the 130s and I find it near unbearable.
I've heard it's ugly over there already this summer. The Mrs just came home in June (DA Civilian) and said it had already hit 120s a couple of times then. I expect the next month or so will be a ______. Just bring yourself home safe and I'll buy you a cold beer at Arrowhead.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-20-2010, 05:39 PM
we just hit 142 here a week or two ago, I hear it's supposed to get worse this month and next, but routinely in the 130s and I find it near unbearable. Thanks for leading the way brother.....

My sincere condolences, but thank you for the job you do. Get home soon.