December 7, 2005

-5.

Yeah: -5.

20 comments:

Matt Brown said...

Ha, ha! Here in Indianapolis, we're 12 degrees warmer than you are.

I'm busting out the shorts! Oh, wait, you don't like that, do you, Professor.

Ron said...

Ann, just imagine all those germs you might have who aren't tough enough to be a Wisconsin Lawprof, and choose death over mere shivering! It's a win for you!

Here in balmy Tree Town it's 8! Break out the flip flops!

Ann Althouse said...

And we have an appointments candidate coming through today! We'll all tell him this is by far the coldest day yet this fall -- it's still fall! -- and that this is quite unusual.

Dave said...

So much for global warming.

Bruce Hayden said...

Hey, its already warmed up to -4 in Madison, and we still have -9 in Breckenridge, CO. Probably a couple degrees warmer on the lake here in Dillon. No way are you going to find me on the mountain today skiing - if it is -9 at Breck, it is probably -15 (w/o wind chill) at the top of the mountain.

Bruce Hayden said...

Should I add that we had category 2 hurricane strength winds (> 100 mph - almost cat 3) around Denver Monday as a predecessor to this storm?

Paul said...

Same story in Centennial, CO. It's -5 at 8AM, and the high is supposed to be only +5. In typical Colorado fashion, however, tomorrow's prediction is sunny and 31. :-\

Charles said...

Just need some snow, say 20-25 inches to round out that temperature!

Joe Baby said...

Gonna need some bigger squirrels to measure the snow.

PatCA said...

Gee, and I was considering moving back there!! Brutal.

When I was in college in Illinois, they would provide buses from the dorms to classes if it was 10 below. Five below? Balmy. Deal with it. No wonder Midwesterns are such hearty folk!

Pat Patterson said...

You should be in your backyard now emptying all your aerosol spray cans into the sky.

Stiles said...

And isn't it grand? What a pretty day!!!

Susan said...

In August and September at the height of the hurricane season I keep saying "I'm getting the hell out of Florida". But then December rolls along...current temperature: 70.

Icepick said...

Pat, emptying the aerosal cans will destroy the ozone layer and expose the Earth's surface to more UV radiation: more cancer, etc. It WON'T increase global warming. f that's the goal, burn down some trees, drive non-hybrid vehicles (especially SUVs), and use more electricity.

Susan, it's all about the winter months.

brylin said...

From OpinionJournal.com:

As Sure as Night Follows Day

"There were no grades, pop quizzes or textbooks. But a speech by former Vice President Al Gore at Stanford University on Tuesday night offered more than 1,000 pupils a crash course in global warming."--San Jose Mercury News, Dec. 7

"Record Low Temperatures in Parts of U.S."--headline, Associated Press, Dec. 7

brylin said...

Global Warming warning: Polar Ice Shrinking ... on Mars.

Pooh said...

Wow, it's close to 40 degrees warmer in Anchorage...makes me not miss the Mini-Apple. For a day at least.

Pat Patterson said...

OK, burn more coal and spray aerosol cans into the ozone, which according to the hysteria of just a few years ago also contributed to global warning, or was that nuclear winter, or was that Skittles rainbows. I can't keep them straight anymore.

stealthlawprof said...

Five below zero and a faculty candidate visiting -- great timing. I love those sales pitches -- "Oh! This is so unusual; it is never really this (cold / rainy / windy / hot / miserable / humid / whatever) here." Even when you are telling the truth, you can see the candidate thinking your nose is growing a foot per minute.

chuck b. said...

I remember getting something in the mail from a graduate program in Minnesota that came right out and said something very close to "We have blistering summers and bone-chilling winters."

Okay, thank you, Buh-bye!