Thursday, December 15, 2016


Do we not say Alberta Clipper anymore?

Maybe that was an expression local to my Midwestern roots, not more widely used?
Is it polar vortex now, is that what we're calling it?

(Perhaps calling this weather pattern an Alberta Clipper was giving too much attention to that poor, frigid province...
They had to assume too much cursing from frozen folks further south.)

Anyway, there is one of these polar vortex jobs vortexing it's way right over us today.
Wind and cold, man, wind and cold.
Gusts that will about lift the dog off the ground.  That vicious wind which picks up the grit from the street, sending it in visible waves to sandblast what skin you've left uncovered.
Cold that stays below freezing and gets to single digits cold.

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