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Polar vortex death toll rises to 21 as US cold snap continues

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16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 12:35:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades.

Ninety million people - a third of the US - have seen temperatures of -17C (0F) or below. Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the "polar vortex" conditions.

Hospitals have been treating patients reporting frostbite as parts of the country ground to a halt.

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16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 12:37:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
and the liberal scum wants us to buy this global warming
16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 12:46:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its been incredibly cold in Chicago. There were homeless people that refused to go to a shelter or even in city buses to get warm. I think some died. My fingers and toes are still cold.
16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 12:50:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think the global warming crowd suggests that it would become a more extreme environment all around due to a lack of ozone.

remember that movie with donnie darko in it?

end of tomorrow or something.
16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 12:51:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Day After Tomorrow

Helicopters froze midflight
16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 1:04:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
New Years 1994 I was in New York and it was -20. In Chicago it was -40.

There was a story in the newspaper that the fire brigade were called to a house that had water flooding out of it. When they broke in the found that a 90 year old woman had slipped on the stairs and was lying at the bottom encased in a block of ice. She was taken to ER and thawed out and survived.
16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 1:09:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
oh so walt disney is going to come back and kill all the mexicans.

interesting.
16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:53:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Don't know if anyone froze and was thawed out this time, but the firefighters were pretty cold.


16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 8:10:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 1:04:03 PM Boredofu wrote:
New Years 1994 I was in New York and it was -20. In Chicago it was -40. There was a story in the newspaper that the fire brigade were called to a house that had water flooding out of it. When they broke in the found that a 90 year old woman had slipped on the stairs and was lying at the bottom encased in a block of ice. She was taken to ER and thawed out and survived.


i don't think i could survive those temperatures. that woman was hardier than me or extremely lucky.
16 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 8:15:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
It was a pretty mind-blowing story
3 days ago - Thursday 2/14/19 - 6:31:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
-20F (-28C!) last week on the way to Chicago - at the same time my phone gave me a UK news headline about the dangerous extreme cold in Scotland, feared to drop as low as +6F. A little embarrassing really, telling my in-laws how worried people were about temperatures 26 degrees warmer than we were driving in...
3 days ago - Thursday 2/14/19 - 8:44:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Eh, we have super insulated houses and are used to preparing pipes so they don’t freeze, and other measures you take for the extreme cold out here in Midwest.

What I consider funny (maybe not the right word...) is the London marathon people collapsing from heat stroke and dying over 73f.
that’s like room temp!
It’s a cool day.
Maybe even a tad chilly if there’s a breeze.
3 days ago - Thursday 2/14/19 - 12:58:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
But people run the London Marathon without training beyond 10 miles and then don't take enough drinks.
I Live about half a mile from the start so I always watch it and the way the course zig zags from East to West and back again I can walk about 3 miles and see it at 8 16 and 21 miles. some people are falling apart by the 8 mile mark even on an average day in April. 73f is very rare for that time of year.



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