We had a quick trip to Five Rivers on Monday (the kids were off school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I was catching up from my 31 hour day of travel). Exile #4 had somewhere else to be, but the rest of us braved the cold.
Since then it's got even colder. This morning, we woke to the windows looking like this:
This afternoon, we got a sudden burst of very dry polystyrene-style snow and then this (from the National Weather Service):
AN ARCTIC AIR MASS HAS SETTLED ACROSS THE REGION AND WILL PERSIST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK. AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE TEENS AND OVERNIGHT LOWS DROPPING BACK INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND BELOW ZERO. IN ADDITION...WESTERLY WINDS WITH GUSTS OVER 20 MPH WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS WIND CHILL READINGS RANGING FROM 15 BELOW ZERO TO 40 BELOW ZERO.
HERE ARE SOME SAFETY TIPS FOR THE EXTREME COLD...
No need for me to convert those temperatures to Celsius for the European reader. 40 below zero is the same on both scales!