That polar vortex? We only got the edge of it. But that was just one of several cold spells this winter. How cold is it?
Perfectly good cars (gas cars newer than my ’98 diesel) didn’t start
Boiling water freezes into snow when you toss it into the air (no kidding, my favorite weather guys put up a photo)
We stoked the stove in the morning, the sun shone all day long, and the oil backup heat still had to kick in before I got home from work
Cold enough to freeze soap bubbles (I have got to try this one)
Frost forms on the inside door hinges
Frost forms on your eyelashes while walking the dogs
Frost forms on the inside panes of the window
At least frost is pretty
For the record it was -22F Tuesday night. Wednesday we had a high of -6F on Wednesday. That’s right. A high temp below zero in full sun. It is a cold, lying sun this time of year.