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.

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