Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Now THAT'S Cold!
The front U-joints are going out on RockCrawlinChef's Jeep, so I was driving her back and forth to work, while he was driving Ripley (his commute is much longer than mine). The Lil Blue Box (Jeep) is missing her back window. The zipper broke and so there's no way to keep the window in place. It's not really a huge deal as long as the heater's going full blast.
Add in the snow and you get a snow-globe on wheels. The snow would blow off Lil Blue's roof and into the back window, swirling around with the heater fan. I can honestly say it was the first time I've ever been snowed on inside a moving vehicle.
It warmed up to about 2* above zero that day and the sun was shining brightly. It shone bright enough that the snow started to melt despite the below freezing temperatures, causing icicles to form.
The snow that had been previously on Lil Blue's head melted and ran down her side, eventually freezing. When my boss left work that afternoon, she called me to tell me that my vehicle was frozen to the ground. Huh? I knew it was cold, but was it really cold enough to freeze a Jeep to the ground?
Apparently it was. You can't see it well in the picture, but the icicle's about two inches in diameter and frozen solid to the puddle on the ground.
Ah, well, the good news is that it being Colorado, it was much warmer the next day - we made it to 20* F.