It's Global Freezing Here!
Down in the valley it was -1 F. at 8:00 AM!
I don't care who invented the Internet. I want to know why the inventor of Global Warming is taking a vacation this winter!
Buried beneath the ground at the required depth my kitchen drain has a solid block of ice which is keeping the kitchen sink from draining!
At 8:15 AM on January 19, 2013 the outside temperature was 4 F. At 8:00 AM the next morning it was -1 F., and we have had temperatures of -23 F. that make the -1 F. seem downright tropical!
Now I must admit that the so-called "winter" of 2011-2012 made a strong case for Global Warming. It was a warm winter, little snow (so little that I cleared the driveway with a broom!) and an unforgettable winter of mild, mild....even warm....temperatures.
This winter of 2012-2013 has already been the coldest in 50 years, and we are adding to the record every morning when, try as it can, the sunshine only makes the icicles fatter and longer.
I would welcome the arrival of a "heated" debate over Global Warming, and to make my point that it is really, really cold here, I will encourage the debaters to drop the gloves and go at it bare-fisted The early onset of frostbite would numb their false sense of reality.
There is an upside to this weather, namely that the world famous "Greatest Snow On Earth" for which Utah's ski resorts are so famous, has had enduring powder snow conditions all winter....if you can brave the even colder temperatures on those higher slopes.
Seriously, we would like to stop washing the dishes in large, stainless steel bowls and adding to the ice pack out back.
But, for now at least, robins beware! There is no waiting list for nesting opportunities in our neck of the woods, though there have been some emails from polar bears seeking to relocate.
Copyright Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
"Fatter and longer" and for how long?
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