A Cool (Maybe Considered Cold) Piece of Information
In fairness to those that don't like the cold, I'm sorry for writing this. Now for those that want to read something to help cool them off a little, this is for you!
At the writing of this article, we're still 115 days til winter. So we still have many days of warm weather before we start settling into temps that are considered cold.
The coldest recorded day in the history of North America (outside of Greenland) according to the Farmer's Almanac's Farmer's Calendar, took place over 70 years ago.
We will see our fair share of cold temperatures as we enter the winter of 2020-21 but I hope it's nothing like the coldest recorded temperature in North America.
The location was a Canadian weather station at Snag, Yukon Territory. The temperature bottomed out at -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now just how cold is that? It was so cold that your spit would freeze before it hits the ground. Your nostrils would also freeze up. It would be so cold that you could hear your breath freeze, making a "tinkling sound", according to witnesses at that time.
Sound carries further in colder weather so this isn't really surprising. It was so cold that weather observers at the location could hear laughter and conversation in a village three miles away.
The Greek philosopher Antisthenes spoke of a faraway land where words froze as they were spoken and could not be heard until summer, when they thawed.
So, for those of you that are wanting the temperatures to cool off, are you ready for winter?