going south.

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snowbirds get out of michigan

and head home to the south pole 

for a bit of warmer weather.

Ann Arbor expected to be colder than South Pole on Wednesday

The South Pole in Antarctica is expected to be balmier than Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Ann Arbor area, like most of Michigan, is on track to experience a blast of bitterly cold Arctic air Wednesday that could beat temperatures down to record lows, the National Weather Service says.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, the weather service projects temperatures as low as 19 below zero Wednesday. Meanwhile, 8 degrees below zero is forecast at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, where it is summer. If the forecast proves accurate, the former low temperature record for Jan. 30, 11 degrees below zero, set in 1911, will be broken, according to data provided by University of Michigan climate research scientist Frank J. Marsik.

The National Weather Service also issued a wind chill warning to take effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The wind child is expected to dip to between 25 and 40 degrees below zero, cold enough to cause the onset of frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency.

“let it go.”
― elsa the snow queen – frozen

 

 

 

 credits: mlive.com, gus burns, national weather service, hallmark cards

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  1. I’ve skied in some really cold weather but never below zero. I can’t imagine how cold that will be with the windchill. My theory with weather is that once it gets to a certain temperature, it does not make any difference, it is just unbearable. At the Red Dog Estate it is 25 for the low and 105 for the high. Beyond that it is all the same.

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  2. The first thing I blurted out when I heard the news blurb that it was going to be colder in much of the Midwest than it is in Antarctica was “But it’s SUMMER in Antarctica!” Nice to see it’s a balmy -8 at the South Pole (We came close to that with -5 here yesterday morning). Hope you’ll be getting the warm up in a few days as well…

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  3. I remember when I was traveling a lot with my work, and having to go into the prairie provinces in January and February and I remember one particular winter when it was -54 C with the windchill. The one thing that stuck with me was that anytime a car went by on be of the side streets, its tires would squeak as if in protest with the cold weather. So when the tires squeak, you know it’s cold! Thankfully we are a lot more fortunate here on Vancouver Island, it’s now +6 C, although it is supposed to rain later … our tulips are actually poking through the soil and the trees are budding in the back garden. Honest!

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