To say that today is a little brisk is an understatement.
When I left the house today, it was 1° (-17° c). After running for 5 minutes, my wife’s jeep still hadn’t defrosted the ice from the windshield. I am, however, totally thankful that we opted for the heated leather seats!
It had warmed up to a tropical 2° (-16.6° c) by the time we got downtown. With a light breeze, it felt much colder. Now that I’m at work (in Liberty Lake, a town just east of Spokane), the temprature is -3.3° (-19.6° c).
For those of you who have never experienced temperatures like this, let me explain the sensation: Everything in your nose immediately freezes, you face becomes hard to move, and if you’re male… well, lets just say “shrinkage” and leave it at that.
There is relief in site, though… we’re expecting to have a high today of 15° (-9° c). I’ll be getting out of my sweater and into my shorts and t-shirt for sure!
Finally… if you happen to live in the area and are crazy enough to go outside, please keep an eye out for my left testicle. I’m pretty sure it fell off.
Oh… and in case you’re wondering what weather like that does to a pond with flowing water, I present to you a photo (taken with my phone… so it’s not great).
There are fish in there, and they’re just fine. It’s hard to see, but in the middle of the photo is a small waterfall… it’s completely frozen.