Deep freeze across Russia dips to 50 below, at least 45 die

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    Dec 20, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/19/16022433-deep-freeze-across-russia-dips-to-50-below-at-least-45-die?lite=

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    If it happens in the States, you know where I will be.


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  • TheBizMan

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    Dec 20, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    Wouldn't serving vodka to elephants lower their body temperature making it easier for the cold to kill them?
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    Dec 20, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
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  • Import

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    Russia is just so god damn depressing and down-trodden looking. . . bitches there are always struggling, it gets so annoying to see all the time. icon_rolleyes.gif

    like, get it together russia. for fuk sake. like stop worrying about money, get over it....and live ur life. lolz
  • tautomer

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Its dipped to -30F several times while I was living in Montana a few year ago. It's so cold it actually hurts to breathe. Being outside in that, even fully covered in good winter weather gear, it was still frigid. I can't imagine being without heat in that weather.

    I feel for these people.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    Time out. They're making it sound like the temp is 50-, but really they are talking about the windchill. The temp is 20-, which I've experienced, living in Minnesota. Notice the brunette in the pic isn't even wearing gloves? She's probably warming her hands in her pockets every couple of minutes. It can be painful being outside in that kind of cold, but as long as you have a heated home, you can get used to it.
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    but aint this shit like the norm in Russia?


    why is this even news? It's december in Russia...... of course its gonna be fucking so cold u dont know what the fuck to do with ur wretched russian life. shit happens every year, no doubt...

    it's like sayin "daaamn, its gonna be hot in Phoenix in July"....... no fuckin shit brah. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    Import saidbut aint this shit like the norm in Russia?


    why is this even news? It's december in Russia...... of course its gonna be fucking so cold u dont know what the fuck to do with ur wretched russian life. shit happens every year, no doubt...

    it's like sayin "daaamn, its gonna be hot in Phoenix in July"....... no fuckin shit brah. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yes, well, whenever it gets hot in TX, everyone around the country is like, how do they not just die from it?!
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Import saidbut aint this shit like the norm in Russia?


    why is this even news? It's december in Russia...... of course its gonna be fucking so cold u dont know what the fuck to do with ur wretched russian life. shit happens every year, no doubt...

    it's like sayin "daaamn, its gonna be hot in Phoenix in July"....... no fuckin shit brah. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yes, well, whenever it gets hot in TX, everyone around the country is like, how do they not just die from it?!


    thats cuz the rest of the country hates texans and secretly wants them to die. .


    jk icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    Everything is more dramatic around 12-21-12. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    Boiling water turns to snow in Siberia

  • Medjai

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    Dec 21, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    I really doubt that was boiling water, but it's still possible. It wouldn't even need to be that cold...
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    Medjai saidI really doubt that was boiling water, but it's still possible. It wouldn't even need to be that cold...


    I can vouch for the fact that it was boiling, but that it probably didn't actually all turn to snow. I've done that it in several places and it's that the water is boiling that so much water vapor is created. It was probably close to 0 °F.
  • Medjai

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    Dec 21, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    Medjai saidI really doubt that was boiling water, but it's still possible. It wouldn't even need to be that cold...


    I can vouch for the fact that it was boiling, but that it probably didn't actually all turn to snow. I've done that it in several places and it's that the water is boiling that so much water vapor is created. It was probably close to 0 °F.


    Just because I'm curious, how can you vouch?
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 21, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    Well, we tried it with several different temperatures of water, just to see what would happen. The effect that is seen in that video wasn't created when we used cold or even relatively warm water, only boiling (or slightly less than boiling, since we had to carry the water from the stove top out to the porch, which obviously let it cool a little bit).

    The water did not turn to snow, though, it just created a thick plume of steam as it tell toward the ground.
  • zdravo

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    Dec 21, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    I remember experiencing a similar winter when I lived in Russia. The temperature dropped 80 degrees withing 3 days to about -47C. To the contrary of what one poster wrote, it is not all windchill factor. And while I never had boiling water turn to snow, I did like setting boiling tea on my windowsill to have it turn to iced tea in about 30 to 45 minutes icon_smile.gif
  • FRE0

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    Dec 21, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    I once experienced -45F (about -42C) in Bemidji, Minnesota. I was living with my parents back then and the oil burner quit. It was an adventure that I'd prefer not to repeat.
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    Dec 21, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    When I was in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in 2006, they actually had the warmest December in decades. It was as warm there as a typical December back home in Virginia. In fact, I was a little ticked off because I had just bought quite a nice coat and never got a chance to wear it because it never got cold enough! I also remember it didn't snow a single day that month till the day I flew back home to DC on December 23rd.

    My longtime Russian penpal just went back to her home city for the holidays. She's from Salekhard, which is located right on the Arctic Circle. She told me it's been hovering around -40 since she got home and has been loving it, lol.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 21, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidI once experienced -45F (about -42C) in Bemidji, Minnesota. I was living with my parents back then and the oil burner quit. It was an adventure that I'd prefer not to repeat.


    Exactly! It's illegal to shut off someone's heat during winter in MN. It's somewhat rare for it get that cold, but it happens.
  • hanzo83

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    Dec 23, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    Goddamn! They said winter was coming on Game of Thrones! Life is rough beyond The Wall. That's just too cold for people to live in.
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    Wow, it makes me so glad I live in Ohio. It may be cold, but at least people aren't dying from the winter.
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    Hmm this is normal for Siberia, not sure why it is in the news.
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    ohboy saidHmm this is normal for Siberia, not sure why it is in the news.


    Not so much Siberia as it is Moscow and most of the European part of Russia. It's been far colder than average for a typical December. Much of the cold has also extended into Ukraine and northern Kazakhstan.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Dec 23, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    The lowest I have ever experience in the midwest was -20.
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    nicodegallo said
    ohboy saidHmm this is normal for Siberia, not sure why it is in the news.


    Not so much Siberia as it is Moscow and most of the European part of Russia. It's been far colder than average for a typical December. Much of the cold has also extended into Ukraine and northern Kazakhstan.


    I dunno, it happens every year in Eastern Europe.