Lest you think I'm on any drugs other than caffeine at the moment, I'm not.
Ah, the press the advent of some real winter temps has gathered. By now, even those only acquainted with -40 by way of reading about it online have heard about thermal inversions, ice fog, all that good stuff.
But this morning was a whole new chapter for me.
Conventional wisdom holds that down low is cold, and those living up in the hills in what we call "The Banana Belt" are not so cold. But wind, apparently, plays havoc on the situation. A light breeze was in my neighborhood last night and this morning, mucking the whole thing up, and it was -4 degrees.
I'm not kidding. Down on the valley floor, at my house. It had only been about -12 the evening before.
Even stranger was when I drove UP Ballaine Hill and the thermometer on my car begin to drop off. It was -8 at the top. Of course, once I descended down to Farmers Loop and the University area, the thermometer began to drop down to 'normal' temps.
Now, either I have a bum thermometer or this was a strange localized phenomena. Comments? Some scientificky explanation?