Friday, January 13, 2012

A bit nippy.

You know, the thing about living in the Arctic is that it's cold.

Rocket Science.

So, surprise of all surprises, it's been MIGHTY cold these past few weeks. The ambient temperature hovering around negative 20 to negative 30 below zero Fahrenheit. The wind chill has been pretty steady at fifty below zero, some days colder and some warmer.

I had posted on Facebook the other day that it was minus 67 degrees below zero and that kids were still expected to walk to school. And that my car, "big bertha" still starts, warms up and runs in the cold, which is why I am hesitant to replace her with a newer sleeker model who might just get cold and freeze up. When your car starts at 60 below, you really want to keep it.

My husband made this little iPhone video to show how cold it was on New Years Day. (and dark too!)



Boiling Water does amazing things when it's that cold out. Like freezing in mid-air and evaporating in front of you. :)

9 comments:

peacefrog said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!

gpc said...

That is AMAZING!

Bec said...

OMGoodness!!!! I would be doing that over and over again, though at that temp maybe not!!

Sabrina said...

Holy crap! I'm freezing to death just watching that!!! OMG! That is insane, truly! Also, really dark out there, huh? I bet the sky is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

forecast said -5 for Bethel, I think it reached -21.

Cowgirl Goods said...

Well I won't bitch about the -2 here in Maine this morning. Freekin' beach weather for you guys up there. That's hardcore.

Martijn said...

Brr, so that would be Alapaa there!
Thanks for posting that video, very interesting.

chibiwow said...

Whoa that is wickedly cool! Well heres a warm hug and greeting from the not-so-cold-like-there place.
wow accounts for sale

Tanna's Triplets said...

WOW that is awesome!!!