17 Below Zero
While it only got down to -17 degrees last night it is supposed to get down to -29 degrees this weekend. That’s actual temperature without the windchill, can someone say, "COLD?" This morning it’s windy and this was the warning on our local internet provider:
WIND CHILL VALUES…DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES FROM 25 TO
35 BELOW ZERO ARE EXPECTED FROM INTERNATIONAL FALLS TO HIBBING
AND THE ARROWHEAD THIS MORNING. SOME AREAS IN THE FAR ARROWHEAD
COULD APPROACH 40 BELOW ZERO.
Needless to say I won’t be going out for a cross-country ski this morning in spite of the fact we did receive a fresh dusting of snow over the past couple of days. I probably won’t be heading outside tonight to look for the northern lights either. Here’s the boreal alert message I received this morning.
The disturbance from a solar event on the 15th of Jan should reach
Earth early on the 17th GMT. This means aurora watchers in North
America should see activity on the night of the 17/18 Jan.
Go to http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/
and watch the short term forcast for activity in your region.
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to be warm inside. Unfortunately today involves a drive to Duluth for Abby to visit the orthodontist. I guess we’ll just have to have the heater cranked and enjoy watching the waves on Lake Superior as they crash and freeze on the shore.