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Top-Ten coldest and snowiest NFL stadiums

 

What do you think is the coldest and snowiest NFL stadium? Click on the image to begin the slide show. 1

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Snow Returns

We have had a nice sunny streak lately, completely disregarding the below zero temperatures, and it is about to come to an end. Clouds will increase overnight as our next snow system tracks into the area. Flakes will start falling tomorrow morning, with the bulk of the snow falling as we head into the afternoon.radar Likely totals will be in the 1-3″ range with the heaviest returns coming from Southern Wisconsin. It’s the type of snow system we are used to at this point, but still be careful, because the wind will be a factor as well causing some blowing and drifting. – Greg

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This post was written by qni_it on January 29, 2014

Pattern change in the works

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Everyone is itching for a change in the weather pattern. Even a few of the die-hard snow and cold lovers are starting to change their tune. February begins on Saturday and it appears our extremely cold weather pattern will change just in time. Look at the difference between today’s weather map and Sunday’s (left). Today’s jet stream dives from western Canada straight down to the Gulf Coast (responsible for the winter weather in Alabama and Georgia tonight). This displaced the really cold weather south into the Upper Midwest. However, the pattern will change considerably by this weekend. The jet stream is expected to turn zonal (or straight from west to east) into early next week.

But this pattern doesn’t mean we should automatically expect spring weather. Instead, we’ll likely go from a cold pattern into a snowy pattern! While the first two snow events will bring small accumulations to our neck of the woods, there’s a chance we could whip up a more significant snow storm by Tuesday of next week. Stay tuned! -ES

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This post was written by qni_it on January 28, 2014

10 Things You Could Have Done During The Streak Below Zero

We have now gone over 30 hours without seeing a our temperature at or above zero. This isn’t our longest streak for the winter which is at 40 hours set earlier this month, but it is still pretty impressive. If you’re like me, the colder it gets, the less motivated you are to do anything productive. Aside from work, I have closed up shop the past day and a half and gone into hibernation. Here is a look at 10 things we all techincally could have accomplished in the 30 hours we have been below zero. Granted, you’d have to really book it to get a few done, but let’s daydream shall we?10

In 30 hours you could…

1)   Take up a new craft: a recreational pilot’s license can typically be aquired in 30 hours.

2)   If you don’t want to learn how to fly, you could hop on a plane to China, have an authentic Chinese dinner, fly back and still have some time to spare.

3)   Though the weather isn’t ideal… or even remotely near safe, we technically could play 7 straight rounds of of golf (with a beverage and hot dog at each turn).

4)   Feeling really ambitious? 30 hours is long enough to complete an entire semester of one college course.. without the homework, stress and the extracurricular parties.. I mean activities!

5)   Are you a nerd? I am! Shocker right? This would be my pick.. In 20 hours you could watch all six Star Wars films beginning to end. TWICE. May the Force (and many bathroom breaks) be with you.

6)   Want to get a little exercise in with your 30 hours? Take a walk. You would make it all the way to Chicago before you ran out of time.

7)   Don’t want to exercise? Then indulge your sweet tooth. You could bake roughly 180 batches of chocolate chip cookies, and become my new best friend.

8)   You could make $86,000 in 30 hours, if you’re Alex Rodriguez. Wait.. he might not be either! Poor Alex.. but it makes me feel slightly warmer knowing that I’m not missing out!

9)   All you music junkies out there could listen to 600 songs at roughly 3 minutes a piece, or In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 100 times on a continuous loop.. if you dare.

10)   If I scratch my Star Wars DVDs this is option two. You could drive from Rockford to either Chicago airport, hop on a plane and fly to Orlando. When you arrive, you could drive to Disney World, ride every single attraction in all 4 parks, lay out at the pool for 6 hours to acquire a nice tan (burn), drive back to the Orlando airport and fly home. Though you better be the Mouse’s best friend or good luck with that 3 hour Space Mountain queue line.

So next time we encounter another deep freeze or stretch of bad weather, let’s not be so pessimistic, there is always something to do with our time.

-Greg Bobos

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This post was written by qni_it on January 28, 2014