Saturday, January 17, 2009

A "Heat Wave"...



I remember the old song "Heat Wave"..... "we're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave,..."

This morning it is only -10° so I guess compared to yesterday a.m. it is a heat wave. Then it
was -22°! This is normal for this part of the country. We always get a few days of these temperatures every winter. Some years it gets even colder. However, I'm very grateful this morning that there is no wind.

Cold temperatures are making their way even into the south. My blog friend Betsy from Tennessee and many folks even in the deep south are feeling a chill too.
I'm looking forward to sunshine as daylight breaks in another hour.

9 comments:

Shellmo said...

I hope you get some sun today Cedar! I can't believe how long this cold blast is lasting!! By the way - LOVE that weather thermometer! I really need to get one!

troutbirder said...

More heat wave moving east from the "heartland". The temp rose to the zero mark today.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You're a sweetie, Cedar, for mentioning my blog. We truly aren't nearly as cold as you all up there in NY and other places. Some guy from Chicago posted a comment on my blog saying "I was spoiled if I thought ZERO degrees was cold." Well---it's cold to us here in TN for sure!!!!!

We are up to a +27 right now---so we TRULY are having a heat wave.
Hugs,
Betsy

Laurie and Chris said...

It was -8 when we got this AM. We won't be taking a hike in the wood this weekend that is for sure. The sun is out here. Hope you are getting some of it also.

Andrea said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my essay over at Red Pine Mountain. :) You have a wonderful blog here...amazing photos. It's nice to meet you...I will be back to visit often. :)

montucky said...

Ouch! We had several days below zero before Christmas, but it's been quite warm here since. I really feel for the folks in the south who really aren't used to the cold or equipped for it. I remember lots of very cold weather when I was a kid, but in recent years it has been a little milder, although in '96 we saw -33° for a couple nights.

Carole said...

We're at a sweltering 15F this morning. :-P I must admit though, I actually prefer it nice and cold so it keeps the snow so white, fluffy and pretty. When the temps warm up and the snow melts and turns muddy and soppy and dirty it's just not very pretty at all. I think that's why I always get kinda depressed in March, it's so ugly looking outside.

Callie Ann said...

Good Grief that is cold

Aleta said...

It has been COLD here in Tennessee too but not THAT cold! Not sub-zero! I have a little kinda funny story to tell, though, about cold temps. I am from Pennsylvania and for awhile lived in the mountains of western PA, where it gets VERY COLD in the winter. One day around the year 1983 it was -24. My father-in-law had an old Pinto that he constantly bragged about. It barely had floorboards; it was falling apart and was in such bad shape. But that morning, when all of the other cars didn't even choke to TRY to start, his old Pinto started right up! He never let us forget that and we never teased him again about his old junker!