Monday, January 21, 2008
Yahoo! It is finally cold, really cold. It was 15 below zero last night, even colder if you use degrees Celsius, and isn't warming up fast. It is sunny today, and the light bouncing into the house is clear and cool. As long as the wind stays calm, most animals will be fine in this weather; they have had years to acclimate to these temperatures. The air is so cold that the moisture in it is freezing into ice crystals, making the view across the valley hazy. We have had our mid-January warm spell; now we might actually get our traditional late-January cold snap, with 40 below nights and 20 below highs during the day.