Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Obsessed with Winter Weather?

Today's Scripture: Job 37:10 (just put your cursor on the reference for a pop-up)

We were out and about today and it was bitterly cold. The temp made it to a high of 3 degrees F and that wouldn't be all that bad, but a brisk wind dragged the windchill down to BITTER!

However, after reading this blog I don't think those in Iowa have much to complain about. Michelle Mitchell pretty much froze my socks off with her description of the "Freeze" art show in her Alaska hometown and the recent cold. No global warming there!

Today's Tip? Dress appropriately for the cold. And make sure your small children do the same. Sometimes they need an extra bit of supervision on those super cold days. (And if you're not sure if they're dressed warm enough take a gander at what You put on this morning...if you're wearing two shirts and a sweater, make sure your kid is not running around in a single thin layer.)

Tonight's temp has already dipped to 12 below zero and we have some gusty winds. That means the wind chill is about 35 below. That's cold! As the weather site mentions, "Low wind chills will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you (and your children) wear a hat and gloves. Do not leave any skin exposed if you will be outside for more than a few minutes.

Just a little heads-up!

P.S. How did I find that verse in Job? Diane over at GINOSKO mentioned it today. Check out her blog.


Diane said...

LOL - thanks for the shout out. For a moement there, I thought we were on exactly the same wavelength! It's not as cold as they predicted - minus six now, wind chill around twenty below.

And yes, the University is open, so I have to go in.


Scribbit said...

Oh you cannot say "prepare" enough! Dress in layers, that's our motto.