Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Michigan in Winter!

I got this yesterday - it's in tune with our current weather - it's snowing here now.....
It also shows how Michigan is proud of the beautiful weather here.

When does it get cold in Michigan?

+70°F (21°C) and above
Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
People in Michigan go swimming in the Lakes.

+60°F (16°C)
North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
People in Michigan plant gardens.

+50°F (10°C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Michigan sunbathe.

+40°F (4°C)
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Michigan drive with the windows down.

+32°F (0°C)
Distilled water freezes.
Lake Superior's water gets thicker.

+20°F (-7°C)
Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and woolly hats.
People in Michigan throw on a flannel shirt.

+10°F (-12°C)
Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Michigan have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0°F (-18°C)
People in Miami all die.
Michiganders lick the flagpole.

-20°F (-29°C)
Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Michigan get out their winter coats.

-40°F (-40°C)
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Michigan are selling cookies door to door.

-60°F (-51°C)
Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
Michigan Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

-80°F (-62°C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
People in Michigan rent some videos.

-100°F (-73°C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Michiganders get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.

-297°F (-183°C)
Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
Cows in Michigan complain about farmers with cold hands.

-460°F (-273°C)
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
People in Michigan start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

-500°F (-296°C)
Hell freezes over.
The Lions win the Super Bowl!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Brrrrr! Michigan Deep Freeze. Now that's what I call cold!!

Welcome to Michigan!!!!
The last couple of days here have been frigid. Like - colder than pretty much anything I felt ever. Yesterday combined temperatures around 3 deg F with blasting winds. Going out for firewood, or to and from the car was actually painful - the icy cold with stinging winds blowing snow in my face was something to get away from.

What got me was the drop. I woke up yesterday at 6:30 AM - it was 17F - by 11 it was 7F. Isn't it meant to get warmer during the day? By nightfall it was 1F - when I got up this morning it was 0. And that's just static temperatures - not even factoring in the wind.

The weather service statement just a while ago is as below:


Statement as of 4:08 AM EST on February 11, 2008

... Dangerously cold wind chills will continue this morning...

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today...

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today.

Wind chills will hover around 15 below zero early this morning as
temperatures bottom out at or below zero. A gradual improvement
can be expected later in the morning as temperatures edge up
through the single digits.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and

The entire drive to work did not get my car warmed up.

Boy, I can't wait until summer.