No doubt about it. The weather outside is frightful. The National Weather Service is calling for a windchill of -52 in Polebridge, so we’re all hoping that the wind won’t blow. Then it’s only -30.
Still, that’s muscle-cramping, teeth-chattering, car-don’t-start cold. The kind of cold that makes your eyes water, your nose hairs freeze, and your cheeks burn like sparklers. Raw, slicing, bitter cold.
In conditions like this, I begin to wonder just exactly how much colder it is outside than, say, a witch’s outermost bust area, a well-digger’s gluteus maximus, or perhaps a brass toilet seat on the shady side of an iceberg. What about a gold digger’s heart or Jack Frost’s toes or Santa’s belt buckle? Hmm. One wonders.
But since it’s too cold to type or think (obviously), let’s look at pictures. And, if you have any go-to expressions that you like to use in weather like this, let us know in a comment below. We’re running out of good ones.