Did Someone Say, “Cold Snap?”

     Global warming, cold snaps, ice age, I’m so confused.  I always thought "cold snap" meant the cold weather would break or "snap" but according to Wikipedia a cold snap is "in geology, a period of intensely cold and dry weather, often occurring during an Ice Age.   I haven’t heard any snapping lately, except for the roof and deck cracking as the temperatures tease 30 below zero.  I would think we could "snap" out of the cold weather.( what a strange word "snap" is, it even sounds wierd to say it.)

      This morning at 5:00 am it was 30 degrees below zero, luckily by the time I took the kids out to the car it had warmed up to 28 degrees below zero.  Another full moon occurred last night and of course it was too cold for me to even think about skiing across the lake or on a moonlit trail. 

      A full moon in a snow covered wilderness is something you have to see to believe.  It looks like it is daylight outside and everything is illuminated by the glowing moon.  You can walk on a lake or drive your car without your headlights on and see into the trees almost as good as you can during daylight hours.  

     Every year I say I am going to ski or snowshoe by the light of the full moon, but I have yet to do it.  I would even count the day before or after the full moon if I did it then but by the looks of the forecast and no sound of snapping, it will just have to wait.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -24. Wind chill values as low as -34. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm