Thursday, December 16, 2010

Think it's been cold lately? Look at Barrow, Alaska

The temperatures thawed a bit today, and it ended a week or so of highs in the 20s and 30s. Temperatures that low are rough stuff for us in Tennessee, but if you really want to talk cold weather, look toward Barrow, AK.

Barrow is the northernmost permanent settlement in the United States. I occasionally post information about the town when it is really hot here in the summer, and I need a dose of cool weather.

Right now, it is brutally cold there. The high there on Friday is forecasted to be minus three degrees. Saturday it will warm up to a balmy zero degrees. The high Sunday is expected to be minus three degrees again.

I do not know how the folks up there do it. However, the cold they deal with on a day-to-day basis puts our cold snap in perspective.


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