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Offline HARRYFISHBALLS

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COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« on: Feb 05, 2018, 07:01 PM »
 I would like to give our neighbors to the south a lil idea what they are in for coming to the great white north.You will experience the coldest days of your life ,I guarantee it.The weather is unpredictable and down right dangerous ! The driving conditions can be very dangerous. You will need winter clothes that may not be available in the USA.expect high winds that can freeze your skin in 2-3 minutes.Often the winds are very high on large open lakes that turn into white out conditions,visibility can be limited or zero at times.Your augers will need extensions because the ice can reach four feet plus in depth. An atv is a must ,especially after the winds/drifting. I'm not trying too scare anyone but the danger is real and you must do your research and be prepared for extreme conditions.

Offline sask187

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2018, 10:20 PM »
Let's be honest here if they're coming up ice fishing most likely they live in the northern states where the weather really isn't durastically different, they can get cold windy days as well. Also most of the best ice fishing clothing companies are based out of the states so I'm pretty sure they can get as good or better clothing than we can here.

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2018, 10:53 PM »
harry, this is the second time Iíve read you saying how cold it is up there. What parts of the US are you trying to inform. Northern Minnesota and North Dakota the weather is just as brutal.


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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2018, 10:58 PM »
yeah i thought the warning was kinda funny and obviously made to deter people even tho he said it wasn't. Anyone spending the money to make that kind of trip is going to be prepared

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2018, 01:03 AM »
Man it sounds like I should come down there so I can warm up.  Sounds downright balmy if you ask me. 
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2018, 08:10 AM »
Most of the Americans coming up are better prepared than people that live here.

Get a grip.

Offline carcus1

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2018, 05:06 AM »
Most of the Americans coming up are better prepared than people that live here.

Get a grip.

X2, are they ever!  Don't see to many of them stuck at the mouth of prudens!
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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2018, 05:47 PM »
here is another thread where HARRYFISHBALLS goes all out on the threat to americans...very strange behavour...lol


https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=348261.0

Offline HARRYFISHBALLS

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2018, 07:58 PM »
 I travel a lot including the USA, 99% of the people refuse yo believe what temps we get in the north,a common comment is,theres no way anyone can live in those temps "-35 to -40 celcius. not including wind chills. I travel 2-3 times a yr to the Carribean during the winter months, i have met dozens of Americans who  tell us about their brutal temps. We laugh and tell them thats t-shirt weather in CAN!  I have a brother in NY who laughs at people thinking its cold there.Sure they get snow storms but they don't get our extreme temps! I'm giving a fair warning to our neighbors to the south is all.I have a friend in Montana who sends snap shots of their weather,max I seen was -15 C ,this is no where near the temps we get in the prairies. LK Winnipeg is a giant lk with many miles of open area for winds to pick up.My moms whole family lives near Winnipeg so I know what the conditions are.I hope any Americans coming north will take my advice a prep for the worst. My uncle and 2 cousins were hospitalized 15 yrs ago after there truck broke down in a blizzard,without a cell and white out conditions with extreme wind/chill they walked 4 hrs blind! The threat is real!

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2018, 04:56 PM »
I travel a lot including the USA, 99% of the people refuse yo believe what temps we get in the north,a common comment is,theres no way anyone can live in those temps "-35 to -40 celcius. not including wind chills. I travel 2-3 times a yr to the Carribean during the winter months, i have met dozens of Americans who  tell us about their brutal temps. We laugh and tell them thats t-shirt weather in CAN!  I have a brother in NY who laughs at people thinking its cold there.Sure they get snow storms but they don't get our extreme temps! I'm giving a fair warning to our neighbors to the south is all.I have a friend in Montana who sends snap shots of their weather,max I seen was -15 C ,this is no where near the temps we get in the prairies. LK Winnipeg is a giant lk with many miles of open area for winds to pick up.My moms whole family lives near Winnipeg so I know what the conditions are.I hope any Americans coming north will take my advice a prep for the worst. My uncle and 2 cousins were hospitalized 15 yrs ago after there truck broke down in a blizzard,without a cell and white out conditions with extreme wind/chill they walked 4 hrs blind! The threat is real!

Unfortunate about your uncle, but you made my point. No cell and running solo on lake winnipeg? Unprepared. No gps? Unprepared. No extra clothes/survival gear/food?Unprepared.  Walking 4 hours in a whiteout on big windy? Downright dangerous.

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2018, 09:29 PM »
Your temps make me laugh 😂.  Let me know when you start seeing -50s with -80 windchills on an average day.  Youíve obviously never been to the north slope and seen what real cold is.
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #11 on: Feb 15, 2018, 08:02 PM »
Spent the night on the big windy last night woke up this morning. -52 with windchill they said on the radio ( not sure if that was where we were or not) but it was windy anyways haha 4 foot snow banks blew up beside the shack and truck but we made. Iced a few small green backs today
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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #12 on: Feb 16, 2018, 06:10 PM »
Boy Scout motto,be prepared !
And have AAA or CAA :) to. Plain & simple.

Offline Lockport1850

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #13 on: Feb 16, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Your temps make me laugh 😂.  Let me know when you start seeing -50s with -80 windchills on an average day.  Youíve obviously never been to the north slope and seen what real cold is.

Holy smokes, those temps definitely take it to the NEXT LEVEL!!!

-80F is around -60C... either way... that's too bloody cold. Best to let someone know when you plan to return so they know when you are in trouble.

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Re: COMING NORTH OF THE BORDER DURING WINTER WARNINGS!!!
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2018, 08:21 PM »
Once temps are at -40c anything colder than that is negligible.
Just like decible levels, after 110 dbs, you can't even distinguish anything past that.

And yes it has been wickedly cold this winter. Multiple week strings of  -23C to 28C- with 30km winds gusting to 50,60,70km resulting in -38C to -46C and lower.

But no reason to panic, as those days have been strangely broken up with the odd balmy -4C to -8C days. Sometimes equating to 30 degree swings within a 24 to 36 hour period.

 



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