19 January 2017

My Drive Home Today

It's not -74 like Delta Junction, but this was the reading as I pulled into town just after 1 pm.


9 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

Holy freakin cow...

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I kind of wonder if the one in my car even goes that low...

Suz said...

I don't miss the 1-2 weeks of 10-20 below in upstate NY we always got every winter. Now that I'm here in western MI it has been 30-40 above zero. Minus 74?? Just BURRRR...got nothing else. I'd be staying inside till spring!

Ed Bonderenka said...

Really! That's great! 107,000 miles!
That is something to celebrate.

Old NFO said...

Coldest I saw was -52 in Eielson in March, THEN when where it was REALLY cold... Thule! :-)

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Mighty cold!!! Do you plug in all your vehicles up there so they start in the morning?

Rev. Paul said...

PH, we're warmer than much of the state, so -22 (or this morning's -27) is not too bad.

TB, it probably does. I'm sure you hope to never find out. :)

Suz, if we stayed indoors until warm weather, we'd be inside for 5 - 6 months annually.

Cute, Ed. I wondered if anyone would comment on that. Heh.

NFO, I think Nenana was down to -58 last night. And I've seen North Pole at -70. Thule's in the running, though.

Sandy, 3 of our 4 trucks have block heaters. The 4th lives in the garage when it gets cold like this. Most folks here have block heaters AND remote starts.

drjim said...

I heard it had been minus FIFTY and lower in parts of the state.

Good to hear it's a bit warmer where you are.

The coldest I've ever been was around -40 in Montana at a job site I was working at. My flashlight went out in my hand (we had to work at night), and when I mentioned that I had just put new batteries in it, one of the locals I was working with told me that the batteries had frozen because I was keeping it in an outer pocket of my parka!

Rev. Paul said...

Jim, we learn to keep battery-powered devices next to our bodies, even though it's often inconvenient. When taking pictures of the Iditarod, experienced hands put a hand-warmer under their camera on the tripod, to keep it functional.