…WIND CHILL WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR DANGEROUS COLD…
.LATE THIS AFTERNOON, WIND CHILLS WERE IN THE 30 TO 40 BELOW ZERO RANGE ACROSS SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA. WINDS HAVE INCREASED IN MANY AREAS, WITH 30 TO 35 MPH WIND GUSTS. SNOW SHOWERS HAVE ALSO DEVELOPED AND A DUSTING OF SNOW ON ROADS, COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, COULD CAUSE SLICK TRAVEL SPOTS FOR THE EVENING COMMUTE.
WIND CHILLS AND TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE EVENING, BECOMING DANGEROUS FOR THOSE OUTDOORS. THIS HISTORICAL COLD WILL LAST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
TAKE THIS COLD SERIOUSLY AS IT COULD BE LIFE-THREATENING! AVOID OR RESCHEDULE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IF POSSIBLE. FREQUENTLY CHECK ON THE ELDERLY THAT MAY VENTURE OUT.
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND SLICK ROADS AFFECTING THE EVENING COMMUTE. DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED WITH WINDS GUSTING IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE THROUGH EARLY EVENING. WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 60 BELOW ZERO EXPECTED.
* WHERE…NORTHEAST IOWA, SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA, PARTS OF SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL WISCONSIN.
* WHEN…UNTIL NOON CST THURSDAY.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…THE DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS COULD CAUSE FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 5 MINUTES.
A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND THE WIND WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR QUICKLY AND EVEN HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
See you all on Thursday.
I am having a hard time the last few days. The guy I want to date has gone silent and my millionaire won’t be quiet.
Men are too frustrating for words.
I need to find a flight to Houston, Texas.
Go see Thom and meet his wife Michele…….and FIND SOME WARMTH!
Actually, I am sposed to be going out tonight. Meeting Rick.
We’ve had a few bizarre conversations. I’ve laughed my ass off. But I’m done holding out hope anymore. He’s gonna have to find me, whomever ‘he’ is.
Rick actually started the conversation with me. I didn’t go looking for him. So we’ll see…..
If you haven’t check Lisa out yet, Please do. Her writing style is a joy to read.
Me? I just blunder along and hope I get a point across.
I just keep telling myself this…..
I can feel ‘winter depression’ coming on. I have always disliked sub zero temps. But since Nick died, I dislike it even more. I don’t have a warm body to snuggle up to. Some of you get this. Some of you don’t. And no, the dog just doesn’t cut it.
Saturday my millionaire is coming over with a friend and we’ll be cutting big tree branches that are hanging over my house and garage. I’ll have a nice amount of wood for next winter by the time we are done. I also have 12 pines in the back that are dead and need to come down. I’ll mix a piece of pine in every 7 – 10 pieces of everything else. Pine will gum up a chimney too fast for me to deal with. If he wasn’t saving me about $2,000, I’d not have him come over. I’m having a hard time getting him outta my head. I limit conversations as much as I can without seeming rude. His brother is putting the word out on my car parts and has connected me with another guy looking for FE parts. Fingers crossed.
One of the guys at work brought these red pots into work. One for each of us.
A couple weeks later, I have this. It’s 2′ tall and beautiful. These two flowers are on one of the two stalks. There are two more buds coming out on that stalk. There is a second stalk with 3 more buds coming out. Such a VIBRANT color too! The flowers are so heavy I had to stake it up.
Heading to the hospital to see my friend who just got a new knee today. Have a good evening!
15 of them. In my junk folder.
Why all of a sudden that is where they are going?
I need to speak to Al Gore about this………………..
I got to do this last night.
I think Papa would be over the moon with this little bug….I got a video of her last night. When I started rubbing her right cheek….the left side of her face went up into a a big smile.
Made my night.
Your turn! Tell me……….something fun that has happened to you in the last 3 days.
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm condition that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger a sudden fainting spell or seizure. In some cases, the heart can beat erratically for so long that it causes sudden death.
You can have a genetic mutation that puts you at risk of being born with congenital long QT syndrome. In addition, certain medications, imbalances of the body’s salts and minerals (electrolyte abnormalities), and medical conditions might cause acquired long QT syndrome.
Long QT syndrome is treatable. You might need to take medications to prevent an erratic heart rhythm. In some cases, treatment for long QT syndrome involves surgery or an implantable device.
You’ll also need to avoid certain medications that could trigger your long QT syndrome. After treatment, you likely can live and thrive, even with this condition. You may be able to continue being active in recreational — and even competitive — sports.
But she has responded to meds perfectly and is on her way home………….I hope. As of 11am she was to be discharged…….FINGERS CROSSED!
She text me last night.
Good Night Nonna!!!
I sat in tears missing her. I can’t wait to see her tonight.