Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cloudless Snow?

If you watched National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, You've heard the phrase 'cloudless rain'.  We've been getting cloudless snow every morning for the past week or so.  What happens is the air gets so cold that any moisture-like fog off a nearby lake-freezes and then falls like snow.  Without clouds.  Makes the stuff on the ground nice and sparkly, but doesn't clear the air much.  Plus your hands develope the habit of trying to stick to any surface they come in contact with.  Say your car door or keys.
And then you lose feeling in your fingers in seconds.  The windshield and side windows fog up so fast you can't see through them.  The light skiff is fun, but the frost that comes with it is not.  Unless it freezes to the trees-that's kinda cool, though I hope they don't start exploding.  If the sap gets cold enough, the tree blows open.  Splinters go everywhere.

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