Day 30 (395) – January 30, 2019
It is just downright cold outside and in. You know it is scary cold when there is snow just sitting on top of a large mound of road salt. Taunting, daring it to melt them. With an “inclement weather” day off, all I have done has been to watch the thermometer start this morning at 27 degrees (all temps in Farenheit). Even though the sun was out and shining bright, the landscape was cold, colorless, raw and cold. Around 11 am we had a snow squall come through. A squall is an intense barrage of snow, wind, and blizzard conditions. Only it doesn’t last long at all. Even though it was brief, it still managed to produce about an inch of snow. Not really measurable, thanks to the wind, so I had to go by what the news and weather people say. Once the squall came through, the temperature has done nothing but continuously drop. As of this writing, my personal weather station reports 5 degrees with a wind chill of -9. And it is suppose to keep dropping. I have no idea how those of you who live up north, manage. I just can’t imagine any desire to want to wanderlust. I just cannot fathom -20 temps with a -40 wind chill. Please stay warm. I did get out to get to the store and took some shots which at least got me somewhat active. It is nice to have the 4 wheel drive help carve the way through the roads that have been recovered by some wild snow drifts. I guess it is the snow really just rubbing it in with a “go ahead just try and keep me off this road”. Yes, Goa ahead and judge me, my snow does speak.