Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I hope ya know, we had a cold time

This is turning out to be a record setting winter here in Estonia, global warming decided to take a vacation and the cold is brutal. The most incredible part is not how cold it is, but that it is so cold for so long. The cold came while we were home for the holidays and it is still here, and it doesn't look like it will be leaving any time soon. Sunday morning it was minus 29 Celsius (minus 20 F) Yesterday it warmed up a lot to minus 10, then today it is back to minus 20. If the sky is clear that means it is super cold, if it is cloudy then it is usually warmer. Today there isn't a cloud in the sky. The winter of 2002-2003 was the last super cold winter, but it was only a two week span that it was monstrously cold, we are now talking about months of cold. I added a little weather feed on the blog so you can always see what the weather is like here in Tartu. On the positive side of things I get to see the sun a lot, and I am still alive. Actually it has been a very beautiful winter, lots of snow and sunshine, most winters are very dark and cloudy. Here is a link to a news article talking about all the deaths in Europe this year due to the cold.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/26/2801138.htm?section=world

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