Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ohio's Ice Box.....

Below (in BLACK) you can read about how cold it once got in our neck of the woods...    This place that we all call MILLIGAN's BEND...    is 7 Miles from our house...         
   The temp went down to 39° BELOW ZERO... F.     that was NOT the Wind Chill... it was the ACTUAL TEMPERATURE.   
      This Sign marking Ohio's Icebox...   is actually in the Yard of one of our relatives.   AND it is the SAME sign that was RIPPED OFF during the TORNADO that came through 2 1/2 Years ago.    The sign was FOUND   500 Yards away...   it weighs over 200 pounds.   They top Right corner of the map of Ohio was broken off..    THAT was not repaired since it is now a reminder of not only the Coldest Temp. ever recorded in Ohio.. but of the tornado that tried to snatch it away.   
    We have posted about this in other winters... when we THOUGHT it was BAD... butt we are thinkin that THIS winter is WORSE than any our mom and dad can recall since 1976-77.   Note the Dates... Feb. 8 to 15...   and we are thinkin that this current cold spell will last until at least Valentine's Day... THIS year.   



 "Milligan - Ohio's Icebox"          found on Wikipedia 
On February 10, 1899, a United States Weather Bureau Station, operated by Steve Eveland, in the small hamlet of Milligan, Ohio, now part of McLuney, reported a temperature of 39 degrees below zero. To date, this is the lowest temperature officially recorded in Ohio. Milligan's location in the flat valley of the Moxahala Creek made it susceptible to cold air masses drained from surrounding elevations. The record-breaking temperature in Milligan was recorded in the midst of a severe cold spell throughout Ohio that began on February 8 and ended on February 15, 1899 when temperatures reached a few degrees above zero. While Milligan can no longer be found on a map, it has been known as the coldest spot in Ohio for over one hundred years.

    SO I guess it COULD get WORSE than what we are having NOW... butt we don't want it to happen.        Because of the Bitter Cold All NON-Essential County services have been suspended for Today...     the only time MOM ever has heard of THAT was on January 26, 1978 when Ohio had a BLIZZARD... 
          STAY WARM and SAFE....     and think SPRING and ROBINS and Hot SOUP.   

28 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Spring and hot soup sounds like just the ticket. We feel for you. Stay warm and cosy buddies. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Oh my dog ness and here we are thinking 12 degrees is cold! You guys stay safe and warm okay and no getting lost in the snow.

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Frankie and Ernie!
I want some snow, I am yet to have any yet, we have had rain, rain and rain! I could do with some soup and thoughts of spring time too, but if you do get snow can you blow it my way??
Keep warm my furry friends, love and licks from your puggy pal Frank xxxx

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Frankie and Ernie...
Dang old man winter needs to go
a w a y! O HI O has had enough cold and snow!!
Even down here in the (not) sunny South We are expecting 3-6" today. it is below freezing for the next two days...But after reading your post 28 is balmy.
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD....Mommy said it's been so long since she was in temps like that. Now she has Florida blood pumping through her veins and just wouldn't survive anymore. If it goes below 50 degrees, she hibernates under an electric blanket. SHEEESH!

Lovable Lily said...

That's way too cold fur us! It's been pretty cold here in Florida butt nothing like that!!

Stay warm guys.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Casey said...

Wow, and I'm complaining because we have a high of 32 today!! I'm glad I live further south than you.

stellaroselong said...

This morning it is a bright sunny -4 below outside, and the wind has been a blowing and blowing. Our mom is so tired of the cold and not being able to take us for our walks along the river,and lakes. It stinks. Wesa heard on the tv this morning this is the coldest in 121 years in iowa.
We are thinking of moving to sunny Aruba.
stella rose

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Now that's what we call cold.

After all that happened last Friday in Houston with the icy conditions and a repeat expected today the hospital decided that non-essential departments would close today so Mommy is home. It's cold but we don't see no ice or rain yet. That's OK. Mommy says we'll just cuddle all day.

Stay warm if you can.

♥♥Mommy's girls

Sarge said...

Hey F-n-E!
Wow, that's really neat! Poor sign has taken a beating. BOL I remember seeing that. Brrrrr it was -13 at my house this morning. yikes Tomorrow I'll be posting about the "snow rolls" we have here. Neat stuff!
Grr and a Frosty Woof,
Sarge, Frigid Furiend

Mollie said...

Yikes, we will never moan about the cold here again. Stay warm guys xxxoxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Sweet William The Scot said...

They say Cincinnati will be below zero all day. Spring can't come soon enough for me.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Two French Bulldogs said...

The temperature is unthinkably freezing! Yikes
Lily

Bocci said...

This is nutty weather! Wish everything was closed in Columbus!

Jazzi said...

It's freezing here and more coming your way hehehe
Wags
Jazzi

Murphy said...

YIKES!! We will say it again . . . YIKES!! That is waaaaay too cold!!!

Better come visit us!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

LetterstoAndrew said...

It's souper cold here too! I think most of the country is cold or snowy or both. Yikes. Keep warm boys.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Don't even bother going outdoors - pee in the house :)
Dip and Elliot x

Millie and Walter said...

We woke up to -4 degrees today. Needless to say we have been doing a lot of indoor playing today.

scotsmad said...

Keep warm. Roxy wishes she could be there to cuddle up Ernie and keep him toasty. Now, we know you don't want to THINK about it at the moment BUTT, have you been packing away some snow for the summer? It will get hot again....just sayin'.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mitch and Molly said...

We can't even imagine what minus 39 degrees feels like! OMD!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Susie and Sidebite said...

Yo puppers keep the poopie pellet shooter warm when you go out. Our problem is warm, cold, warm, and cold, tomorrow .......ah 44, a good sun puddle day!

The Mad Scots

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh MY....stay warm you guys!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Bilbo & Arty

Idaho PugRanch said...

PLEASE stay safe and warm! the first winter Mom lived in Idaho (1972-73) it got down to 38 below. She says that she cried and wanted to go back to sunny California where she grew up. Butt she is still here in Idaho
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are tired of the cold and Man and Lady are extra grumpy about it since they have been away. Stay warm friends. Lee and Phod

Wyatt said...

That is mighty cold...Brrrr indeed!
How many days until the plants wake up?

Wyatt

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

O...M...D!! We wish we could send you some of our hot weather - we've been experiencing heat waves here in South Africa. Stay warm and safe you two.
Wally & Sammy

Whitley Westie said...

Yikes! Try to stay warm!