Friday, January 18, 2008

Global Warming on hold

The SKOAC Renegade Racing Team is off to the Ironwood/Hurley area on the Wisconsin/Michigan border for some cross country ski training. My guess is that sales of Al Gores book will be inconveniently slow up there this weekend. Here is the forecast:

Bitterly cold. Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Areas of blowing snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Highs around 2 below. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chill readings 22 below to 32 below zero.

The BessemerConvivialist is bound and determined to downhill ski. This Norwegian boy is definitely out for that activity. When the wind sweeps across Lake Superior on a day like what is forecast, it picks up just enough moisture to make it able to cut through any clothing and chill you to the bone. Then it drops that couple of inches of snow which swirls around and adds to the miserable effect. No, the only place to be outdoors is deep in the evergreens on your snowshoes or cross country skis. In front of the fire with a book and healthful adult beverage ain't a bad choice either.


Silbs said...

Milwaukee: Saturday, 6 am, chill factor -20F. Dibs on the couch.

steve said...

I guess that we dont know what real cold is here in Israel, lucky for us!