Monday, January 6, 2014



5:30 a.m.

-30 wind chill

-8 actual

How cold was it? It was so cold...we had to heat our words in a skillet in order to see what we were saying. Vada Boom!

A heat wave of 30 F expected tomorrow!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Bundle up! And warm up your car!

intelliwench said...

When you get below zero, does it really feel that different between -8 and -18?

We're still above zero here, for now. Must be too cold for the squirrels, though -- haven't seen them at the bird feeder yet. I just hope they're in a nest somewhere and not in the attic!

Mr. Charleston said...

Don't know what you're talking about. 70 degrees here.

jadedj said...

D S W S---I misread that. I first thought it said, warm up your cat.
The cats are fine and enjoying watching the squirrels looking for their nuts.

intell---You are right. Fact is, anything below zero, is brutal. The wind is a killer, for sure. I gassed up my car yesterday at a station that is on top of a hill, the wind was 20 - 25 mph. I could only stand about $10 worth...even in a down jacket.

Mr. C---My natural and base inclination is to respond with the F word, but being the nice guy I am...EFF off and get a heatstroke Charlie! Just kidding, pal...sort of...maybe...or not.

intelliwench said...

Mr. C, JJ will be having the last laugh when the sea level rises.

Kulkuri said...

-18° here this morning and it won't get above zero today. Tomorrow's predicted high is no temp (0°).
It's so cold all the witches are wearing padded bras!!


how cold is it? pretty fecking cold..if Dexter had balls he'd have froze them off this morning


how cold is it? pretty fecking cold..if Dexter had balls he'd have froze them off this morning

the yellow fringe said...

My son is trying to fly back home, upper east coast, flights keep getting cancelled. Oh well, he gets to stay with us another night.

jadedj said...

All...I have no idea why the comments are showing up way down here. Alas, Bloggersville.

Kulkuri---We got up to 2 today, even though the sun came out.

Public school was cancelled today and that almost never happens here.

Jackiesue---We could probably say the same thing about several public offical assholes, methinks.

the yellow fringe---I will say, while it is damned cold here, at least we didn't get any ice or snow as did the East Coast. Enjoy his company :)

Ol'Buzzard said...

There is a difference in below zero temperatures: At fifty-five below in arctic Alaska truck tires crack, fan belts shatter and your sinuses ache after a few minutes outside. But, that being said anything below zero is cold and sucks up the fuel oil and fire wood.

Actually I had a science teacher that said there was no such thing as cold: it is just a lack of heat.
the Ol'Buzzard

Punch said...

See that 'Vada Boom!'
thing is just what you needed.

Tom Harper said...

Going up to 30 tomorrow? Whew! Crank up the air conditioner.

Thirteen below is the coldest I've experienced. I was skiing, and I couldn't even coordinate my feet to make simple turns. I figured I was asking for a broken leg if I kept it up, so I went back into the lodge. Everyone else that I had come up to the ski slope with was already inside the lodge, so I didn't have to feel like a wuss or anything.

Doug said...

Last Thursday it was -17 American/-27 Canadian, and we pretty much had to build a fire under the truck to get it started.

Mama said there'd be days like this, but she didn't say they'd be this cold.

Happy New Year JJ!

jadedj said...

Ol B---I can unequivocally state that I am glad I don't live in Alaska...what you said, in addition to a number of other reasons ;-)

Punch---Ahem...there are some words that are best left unthawed.

Tom---You are a better man than I because if that lodge had an area for adult type beverages...I would never have made it to the slopes...given the temp, of course.

Doug---Good to hear from and know that you are still clicking out there! And a good year to you as well.

BTW, what you just said is one of the main reasons I don't desert to Canada. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Rubye Jack said...

Time to get out of Dodge and head south.

jadedj said...

Rubye---Good plan. Oops, just remembered...Dodge got snow and ice...we didn't.


my left nipple got hard.

jadedj said...

Jackieue---Yikes...must be a little lopsided.

Harlequin said...

now that's cold.
my Niagara region seems pathetic in comparison, with our measly centigrade temps. But, we did manage to get down to - 30.... so that is approaching a nastiness that is characteristic of the Canadian winter. On a more aggressive winter front, my family in Newfoundland were buried under 120 cms of snow and rolling power outages. Seems some energy administrators did not anticipate that it would be cold and snowing in the eastern North Atlantic in the winter.