Friday, January 16, 2009

Tough Drive to Work

The XIMS thermometer does not lie. Next to the passenger door of the car I was driving this morning, the temperature was about ten degrees below zero. It warmed to somewhat below minus four by the time I arrived. My fingertips were frozen. My feet were painfully cold. Frost was forming on the inside of the windshield and side windows. Cold air blew out of the dashboard vents, even though the engine temperature gauge showed it had warmed to the normal mid-range.

I've been warmer on Cannon Mountain ski lifts on a windy day. The drive to work was a lot longer than most lift rides.

Here at the touring center the temperature has crawled up to about +7F. That's probably as good as we're going to get.

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