Tuesday, December 08, 2009

COLD ... MINUS 18 predicted

Our sexiest winter clothing here is long underwear, boots, sweatshirts, jeans, etc. We don't have GOOD hair days until spring! 8-)

Tonight's temperature predicted to be -18 degrees! Yes, MINUS 18 degrees! Scary. The worst of the snow/blizzard seems to be east of us. Poor Nebraskans ... We have about 6 inches of snow now and it's still coming down.

I don't remember the conversion so here is a chart for those of you who are used to Celsius.

Celsius Fahrenheit
-40.00 -40.00
-35.00 -31.00
-30.00 -22.00
-25.00 -13.00
-20.00 -4.00
-15.00 5.00
-10.00 14.00
-5.00 23.00
0.00 32.00
5.00 41.00
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We're gonna need more firewood!

20 comments:

Nancy said...

Prediction for today's high in my area is 6 degrees F. I don't think it is going to make it. It is 12:30 and only Zero with a steady, light snow falling. Wind chill is nearly minus 12 right now. It is coming your way!

SubeeSews said...

Man! I feel guilty for thinking 24 is cold here in Indiana. But one bonus with your colder weather is the lack of freezing rain. We have that hatchet hanging over the entire state for the next 2 days with 60 MPH winds to boot. Hope the power stays on as our high will be the lowest we have had yet this season.
Subee

Gail said...

I can't even imagine that kind of cold! I really dislike being cold, so I'm glad to be just chilly (for us) in Georgia! Stay warm.

YankeeQuilter said...

We had freezing rain this morning and the whole town came to a standstill! We complain when we have to wear gloves...most don't even own boots! Stay warm!

Joyce said...

I like it in Celsius that we use because it sounds so much colder. Lol. Tonight they are predicting -31. Great quilting weather.

Lindah said...

Yikes! And I thought I was cold at 19 above this morning in sunny CA.

Bethany said...

We probably have 9 inches right now in Southeast Nebraska. The winds haven't hit in yet and there is talk of the roads closing. DH is NOT going to work tonight.

My computer says 25 degrees right now with a low of 5. Not sure what the windchill factor is.

paula, the quilter said...

You forgot to factor in the wind chill. It is cold here too with the wind blowing that snow right across the road. Ugh. 'course we *could* be in the San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado: they are getting nailed! 1-4 FEET of snow!

Vicki W said...

Maybe I don't want to move to Nebraska after all!

*karendianne. said...

Brrr! Although I must say you look cute, cute, cute in your warm-me outfit. :)

Shasta said...

Good thing you have some quilts to keep you warm.

LC said...

Yesterday I woke to -29 C with wind and drifting snow. To me, anything below freezing is just that!
Keep warm!

Lynn said...

Snowed all day here in south east Nebraska and started blowing this afternoon so it is hard to tell how much we have. All I know is that by 4 pm we had about 2 feet of snow that had drifted onto the deck and will have be scooped off. The wind is a lot stronger now at 8:30 pm -- hate to see how big the drifts are by morning.

Lynn

belinda said...

....Yeh....and I just thought I was
cold yesterday!!!

Vicky said...

OMG, that's COLD! I was being totally wimpy yesterday because it was in the high 40s! I hope your pantry is stocked for the winter so you don't have to venture forth!

sewprimitive karen said...

The wild and woolly and freezing Plains!!

aubirdwoman said...

omg thats cold.
Surely only the Stout of Heart survive.
And here was I with the Electric blanket on last night .. well it did go down to 14 degree Celsius = 57.2 degree Fahrenheit
Do you need some more Quilts.

grammilou said...

Don't you wonder what happened to Global Warming? Right now in Nebraska you are colder than we are in Alberta. We're right about 0 Fahrenheit right not, or -18 Celsius, and we're a good 1,000 miles north of you.

julieQ said...

Brrrrr! and we whine when it gets to freezing!

Tanya said...

Thanks for the conversion chart. That's cold!!!
I had to laugh about your "sexy winter clothing" phrase. Years ago berfore I was married I would stay overnight at a young couple's house and I wondered at the wife's odd bedclothes. Long underwear, two layers of sweatshirts and knee socks. Surely she should try harder for her husband! That's my nightwear these days too... Well, we're not a young couple...