Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cool Things 2 Do @ -42

The weather this morning is amazing...not beautiful and clear, but warm and calm.

In fact, over the last two days, temperatures have risen about 45 degrees! At the moment, we are hovering around zero with NO WIND! That's practically a heat wave considering that less than a week ago we were sitting at -49 with 35 mph winds!

Oddly enough, during all that wind and cold weather, school was only canceled once. Of course, teachers and staff were still expected to attend on that day, so at lunch time our fearless leader decided that she wanted to see some of the oddities of the Arctic for herself.

This short video shows water being thrown from a cup and instantly freezing in the air (that happens in the first milli-second of the video...so don't look away or you'll miss it) as well as bubbles freezing into a rubbery consistency (I say this repeatedly on the video...when will I ever learn to keep my mouth shut while recording???).

Just a couple of cool things to do at negative forty-two. :)

video

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This yr. it is rubber bubbles...last yr. it was the leaning towers of peeza...too funny!!! Tammy

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

Too cool! And to think I was mentally whining this morning because "it is soooo cold" when I went out to feed the chickens and hook the dogs out. It was probably about 20! Above, that is.

Kimberlee said...

Tammy...
I can't believe you remember those leaning towers! Great memory! :)


Laurie...
Hey, it's all relative! Twenty above is plenty cold. Just ask those chickens! :) But it is fun being able to see water turn to powder, isn't it? LOL!

Novice Naturalist said...

Love the video and your comments. Keep it up. Say hi to the fearless leader for me. Jay

Floridacracker said...

THAT WAS GREAT!
We could never see anything like that here!

Duh. I guess that's pretty obvious huh?

Kimberlee said...

Jay...
Thanks and I'll tell fearless leader you said hello when she gets back from the Regional tournament. She's hoping to take the girls to state. We'll see. :)


FC...
Seems like you guys got some pretty cold weather down there this year. You never know what might happen. LOL!

Sandcastle Momma said...

That was so cool! We're especially fascinated with the bubbles. My entire family looks forward to your posts - it's almost like we live on different planets LOL

Kimberlee said...

Sandcastle Momma...
You're right...it IS a little like living on different planets! Pretty crazy, huh? :)