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Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:00 am:

Good morning from windy Minnesota!! I think we're the new North Dakota!!
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By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:17 am:

So does this mean you're becoming a Fighting Sioux fan now, Deb?? J

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:18 am:

I've always been a Fighting Sioux fan, Capt!!!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 09:14 am:

Deb, I know what you mean about ND and the wind, having lived north of Bismarck for a few years. A popular joke up there was....'nobody realized the wind was blowing until it stopped one day and everybody fell down'! ;D

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 10:07 am:

Shirley...thats funny! I love the wind(mostly!). One time I still remember was when we were camping with all the kids somewhere in the Dakotas. Hubby had some of our mob on a walk among tall pines while the little ones napped in the pop-up. It was so peaceful as the wind whispered and sighed. A forever memory.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 10:30 am:

I was raised in Detroit. My mom use to take us camping during the summer to get us out of the city. One time she took us across the river to Canada. We found the campgrounds, set up the tent and then we all scrambled for the station wagon because the wind almost blew the tent down. LOL...LOL... My two (2) oldest brothers decided to stay in the tent for the night. We found a fence post in the ground out in a field the next day and started a camp fire. It was fun.

By Tom (Tom) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:42 am:

It's not just the winds in the Dakotas-------the heat can be tough also. Several years back my wife
and I were driving back to WI from Glacier Nat'l Park and the temps across N. Dakota were in the 100s. It was 112 as we got out of our truck to go into a restaurant in some little town. The heat hit us like a blast furnace. The A/C was running full
tilt in that little restaurant.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 12:03 pm:

Yep, know about that heat too, Tom, and the COLD. On Dec. 17, 1983 while we were living there, a record low was set at -35 and on Christmas Day the windchill factor was -100!! Couldn't breathe outside. We had to have an engine heater installed on our new '83 Citation. Motels and some places of business had outlets on posts in parking lots so cars could be 'plugged in'.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 02:01 pm:

Just once, I would love to see a temperature of -35° in Houston, Texas.
Most thought the end of the world was here two winters ago when it was +14°......

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 02:22 pm:

Another fine look at Memory Lane.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 04:08 pm:

-35 in Houston, TX, Capt. Paul? Afraid you're just whistling "Dixie"! :> +14 would be a heatwave in the middle of a ND winter!

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 04:37 pm:

Was listening to the Jan Tucker Show this morning; and Jan reported that wave heights in Lake Superior were recorded between 37 and 42 feet during the worst of the gale. I can believe it, that lake has been singing for days.

The winds are finally dying down and I think the gales of October will be ending.

Sure hope Sharon Smith's cat, Jasmine, will start liking her, I do.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 05:46 pm:

Shirley, where in ND did you live? I lived in Hazen, about 2 hours (I think) northwest of Bismarck!! I LOVED Bismarck. But the wind and cold out there drove me nuts!!!

Awesome pictures today!! There sure was a lot of color when I was there 2 years ago, and I was also there in 2009 when the wind was blowing that hard on M26. We took our picture up on Brockway Mtn. and thought we were going to blow over, lol. That was awesome!! Love the Lake Superior waves!!

By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:08 pm:

To answer a question from yesterday,my dad,Bob Somero worked on the Big Mack. He was an electrician. My mom has a picture of the crew.
They are all gone now. I don't know of any other tradesmen that are left.

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