Judging from the last post, people have quite an interest in the weather.
🙂 I was intrigued to hear comments from the ‘warm weather dwellers’ that they weren’t aware of cold weather/warm weather washer fluid.
So, I thought I’d tell you a few more things about the cold and see if any of you have things to add about the heat, the wet, the windy, whatever is the specialty of your area of the world….here goes:
- when its this cold, -20 to -25, the snow makes a sharp scrunchy noise when you walk on it, like when you squish those little foam pellets that are used for packing material.
- The air becomes quite crystalline so noise travels farther
- speaking of the air, you can tell how cold it is by the ‘texture’ of the light. When its below -20 or so the light goes sharply through the air. When its warmer the light is more diffuse.
- At about -25 to -30 your nose hair freeze when you breath in through your nose.
- At about -35 your vehicle starts to seriously complain and if you leave it sitting outside all day while you’re at work, the tires develop a flat spot on the bottom. When you start up and get moving they will thunk for a little ways until they return to round.
- All cars around here have a block heater installed and when its less than -10 and you’re going to leave your vehicle for any length of time you plug it in with an extension cord. Most employers provide external outlets for people to plug in to.
- the coldest I’ve endured around here is -40 for a few days. That was awful.
- they close the schools at about -30.
- there are so many malls here per capita that you never have to worry about freezing while you’re shopping
- Its not that cold here. In Antartica the winter temps are around -65. In the summer it ‘warms up’ to about -35
So, any hot weather tales to tell? How about you Brits and your soggy weather? Curious minds like to know