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Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:14 PM

SEATTLES GREEN LAKE IS FROZEN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1972

Yes it's cold in Seattle!

http://www.cyberdurden.com/seattles-green-lake-is-frozen-for-the-first-time-since-1972/


Someone placed a recycle bin at the center of the lake. That was a brave soul lol!

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Reply SEATTLES GREEN LAKE IS FROZEN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1972 (Original post)
NWCorona Jan 2017 OP
NightWatcher Jan 2017 #1
NWCorona Jan 2017 #2
NightWatcher Jan 2017 #3
NWCorona Jan 2017 #5
Heddi Jan 2017 #6
NCTraveler Jan 2017 #21
Heddi Jan 2017 #24
rzemanfl Jan 2017 #26
Dustlawyer Jan 2017 #4
NWCorona Jan 2017 #7
LeftInTX Jan 2017 #23
Ron Obvious Jan 2017 #8
MissB Jan 2017 #9
MoonRiver Jan 2017 #10
haele Jan 2017 #13
MissB Jan 2017 #15
Jim Beard Jan 2017 #27
ismnotwasm Jan 2017 #11
NWCorona Jan 2017 #12
ismnotwasm Jan 2017 #16
NWCorona Jan 2017 #17
yuiyoshida Jan 2017 #14
Jim Beard Jan 2017 #28
pnwmom Jan 2017 #18
NWCorona Jan 2017 #19
pnwmom Jan 2017 #20
nolabear Jan 2017 #22
ismnotwasm Jan 2017 #25
bravenak Jan 2017 #29

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. 76 in my part of Florida right now. It's worth all the idiots.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:19 PM

2. That would be nice but what's the humidity?

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:21 PM

3. 65% in my back yard. Wind ESE at 6. It's nice out here

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:30 PM

5. Sounds like BBQ weather!

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:30 PM

6. where are you? It's 72 in Clearwater

Not sure what the humidity is, but even in the worst of summer it's not bad unless the wind isn't blowing. THEN the humidity sucks. Thankfully, I'm about 1/2 mile from Tampa Bay (about 8 to the gulf), so always get really good breezes. Granted, I've lived in the South my whole life so am used to it, but even after living in Seattle for 13ish years, the humidity doesn't bother me.

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Response to Heddi (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 04:55 PM

21. I'm sitting in Clearwater right now!!!!

 

One and a half miles from the bay and five and a half from the gulf where I currently sit. Too far from both.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:31 PM

24. we live in Clearwater, near Safety Harbor

it's so pretty outside. Have had the windows open all weekend...went out on the boat on Saturday. Aaah, while my friends 'up north' (NC and up) are freezing their tushies off, I sit here in shorts

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Response to Heddi (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:43 PM

26. Dunedin. Swam in Palm Harbor for an hour earlier today. n/t

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:28 PM

4. We went from record lows to several record highs in one week!

In SE Texas today the high is supposed to be 78. It should be in the mid to low 60's.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:32 PM

7. Talk about bipolar lol! That's a big swing in a week

The plants probably don't know what to do.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:01 PM

23. It can happen in a day around here. Fairly common in Texas.

Last week, 2 brutal cold days. On Sunday, the low was 19. On Monday the high was 72.

One day in 2006, the low was 23 and the high was 69.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:41 PM

8. A bit of an overstatement

I just walked around it the other day. There's some ice on the edges, but it looked paper-thin and I couldn't see any ice in the centre.

I'd love it if the whole lake were to freeze over and we could skate on it! Has that ever happened?

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:48 PM

9. Pretty sure it did happen.

Sometime between 1977 and 1982. Not sure what year. Grew up north of there on a lake. Froze solid, as did all the lakes in the area. And yep, we could ice skate.

I don't think it's quite cold enough this year.

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Response to MissB (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:49 PM

10. I don't think you should skate there.

Lots of people die from skating on thin ice.

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Response to MissB (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 01:34 PM

13. 1975, I was in HS at the time.

Several of my friends went out to the NW side, where it was a bit shallower so there was a significant area that was solid ice, and went skating before the police came by to chase everyone off.
Later that year, we had a major problem with the old 1890's/1900's storm drains in the area collapsing.
Most of the reservoirs froze, also.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 02:22 PM

15. Thanks! I'm a bit younger

All I know is that I was likely in elementary or perhaps barely middle school. It was lots of fun to skate on a lake that we usually canoed on or swam in.

It probably wasn't much fun for my parents though.

On edit: I went to high school in Anchorage. Going up to big lake in the winter time was a trip- folks drove big vehicles across the ice. There were huge cracks across the lake.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:45 PM

27. There were some thick chunks for a lake that doesn't freeze very often.

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 12:49 PM

11. I'm not walking on it...

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 01:01 PM

12. Nope! The ice skating scene in the Omen 2 made sure of that.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 02:33 PM

16. Hahaha!

I'm going to walk around the lake today though.. I love Green Lake

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 04:38 PM

17. Me Too! It's a great asset to Seattle.

I'm gonna try and make it there in the next day or so.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 01:39 PM

14. I can JUST IMAGINE...

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:46 PM

28. Funny

 

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 04:39 PM

18. LOL. I thought you meant frozen, frozen. No ice skating for me today! nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 04:42 PM

19. Would you really try it?

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 04:49 PM

20. That's a very big lake, so no!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:00 PM

22. Thank heaven it's warming up today!

Funny, I'm in Seattle too and hadn't heard it had frozen-ish.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 05:41 PM

25. I just walked around it and took a ton of pictures

Saw a police van and a fire truck. The police said they can't stop people from walking on the ice, but there will be help pulling them out if they fall in. It's beautiful, as always.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 06:43 PM

29. Omg, it's so fucking snowy out here, LOOK

 

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I'm moving right now and have a uhaul. I'm thinking we're just gonna have to pay for an extra day.

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