14 below this morning. Got myself bundled up and took the dog for a 30 minute walk. He didn't seem to mind.
Today +6C but very windy with gusts up to 60mph apparently and still a lot of ice around because of the freezing rain last night. From my office window overlooking a large parking lot I just watched one parked car slide sideways into another parked car.
It was -11 at 8am, but is up to 0 now. One of our remaining dogs is 100lbs of white fluffy mutt who looks a little like a husky or malamute mix. Even he isn't staying outside longer than he really needs to. The other one (yellow lab / terrier; 50 lbs) wants in almost as soon as he goes out. It's also pretty windy here. I don't have an anemometer, but the nearest airport is claiming 12-29 mph winds and a wind chill of -18F.
We didn't get any precipitation, though. Schools were closed today and have a 2 hour delay tomorrow.
-11f, -36 with the wind chill 30mph winds.
Meanwhile, today would have set a new record for lowest high temperature in Chicago, except that the temperature was falling at midnight and the official high temperature therefore was set at 12:01 AM.
In pondering this long thread, it has caused me to wonder about the size of the HVAC systems in the production buildings at Kodak Park. Think about it. If you work for the average small company, bitterly cold weather probably also meant a nippy workday in the building. But at Kodak, if it was 40 below 0 outside for days on end, it surely had to stay correct in the buildings. Don't you know those HVAC units had to chug away sometimes.
I think I have to mow the lavn next weekend :blink: Tahats the first time I ever tried that in january. The roses are still blooming here too.