Wicked Cold

The forecast:

Tonight: Bitterly cold. Partly cloudy skies. Dangerous wind chills may approach -40F. Low -17F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tomorrow: Bitterly cold. Mainly sunny. Dangerous wind chills may approach -35F. High -3F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Tomorrow night: Bitterly cold. A mostly clear sky. Low -19F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

For our non-U.S. readers: - 40 Fahrenheit and -40 Celsius are the same temperature. In these low registers, the two meet.


  1. Still not as cold as Fairbanks!

    -40 before wind chill. Now that's cold. You can feel the heat leaving your body through many, many layers of clothing...

    -40 is not exactly the cat's pajamas - I moved away from there as quickly as I could.

  2. Good gracious! Y'all are welcome to visit NC! It'll be in the 20s here on Friday! The low will be around 10, I think. Last time I checked we had room for a few more.

  3. You'll be needing your mittens and thermals then.

    I don't use metric or imperial. I prefer Randall Munroe.

    -40 is 'spit goes clunk'

  4. Yes, I have seriously considered printing out the XKCD guide at http://www.xkcd.com/526/ and taking it to Europe with me! It's awesome.

    I guess, with the wind chill factor, it would be something like spit goes clunk very far away, or spit smacks you in the face and leaves a scar!

  5. Wow, Denver is balmy!

    "Plentiful sunshine. High 57F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph."

    Of course, since the bitter cold hit us in December this year instead of waiting for February, I won't gloat.