snowbirds get out of michigan
and head home to the south pole
for a bit of warmer weather.
Ann Arbor expected to be colder than South Pole on Wednesday
The South Pole in Antarctica is expected to be balmier than Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Ann Arbor area, like most of Michigan, is on track to experience a blast of bitterly cold Arctic air Wednesday that could beat temperatures down to record lows, the National Weather Service says.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, the weather service projects temperatures as low as 19 below zero Wednesday. Meanwhile, 8 degrees below zero is forecast at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, where it is summer. If the forecast proves accurate, the former low temperature record for Jan. 30, 11 degrees below zero, set in 1911, will be broken, according to data provided by University of Michigan climate research scientist Frank J. Marsik.
The National Weather Service also issued a wind chill warning to take effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The wind child is expected to dip to between 25 and 40 degrees below zero, cold enough to cause the onset of frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency.
“let it go.”
credits: mlive.com, gus burns, national weather service, hallmark cards
“when it’s cold you can see the song.”
the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk, russia. mikhail kalinin, 34, an electric locomotive engineer spotted the chirping bird’s condensation rising up out from it’s beak with the temperature below -5 degrees celsius.
credits: Mikhail Kalinin/Solent News
(photo not me, but how i was feeling)
that annoying moment when you can’t find the long side of your blanket.
image credit: zooborn.com
tomorrow is the two-week anniversary of my cold.
i look forward to leaving it behind
and not going for three.
image quote: google images
hope springs eternal
as the snow returns once more
i hope for eternal spring
or for even just a month of it.
“in the spring,
i have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”
image credit: flower power gnome – magic onions
as our temps take a dip into the zero-ish range,
it is good to remember the importance of connection,
the joy of giving to others, and the comfort of the sun.
“it is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake,
the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.
this crisp winter air is full of it.”
~john burroughs, “Winter Sunshine”
painting by: francesca rizzato – ‘Winter’s Tale’
my loyal companion and i visiting my cottage
on day 6 without power.
“if the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”
image credit: sherman hines, newfoundland, canada
snow day coming?
image credit: inkedoutloud
“joy weathers any storm: happiness rides the waves.”
― todd stocker