Monday, January 06, 2014

So How Cold Is It?

With the wind chill, it's currently -40 F. School was cancelled, and will be cancelled tomorrow.

It finally stopped snowing, but we got more than 12 inches of snow and it blew into soem pretty impressive drifts and cleaning the driveway took quite some time.

Now the cold has come to take the snowfall's place. Taking the dog for a walk in thigh deep snow drifts in -40 doth sucketh.

Indeed, it's so cold that we took a pot full of boiling water, threw it up in the air, and it evaporated into mist and not even a drop hit the ground.

Not believing it, we did it a second time with the same result.

I had read about that happening in Alaska, but never thought it would work in Michigan. The kids were suitably awed. I'll try it again tomorrow morning and see if we can get it on video.

That's cold all right.


Keads said...

Stay warm my friend! Currently a balmy 23 here. Low forecast tonight is 9. We don't get a lot of this here. It will wreck havoc with all manor of equipment at work tomorrow despite our efforts to mitigate today.

Aaron said...

Keads: Thanks, and you stay safe and warm out there as well.