Once again I’m responding to today’s post over at Shutter Sisters. Stephanie Roberts wrote a post about an exciting experience she had then ended it with this statement, “Show us something extraordinary today.”
Well do I have something most of you will find extraordinary. Living in such a remote and isolated area, I haven’t had as great an opportunity as Stephanie shared. But this weekend we experienced a raging snow storm with blizzard conditions producing a windchill factor of minus 50C (fifty degrees below zero). On the weekend I mistakenly told someone I thought the approximate windchill factor was about minus 40 but when I watched the news last night that’s when I learned the windchill factor had been minus 50 up here. This morning it is 37C below zero before any windchill factor — my weather facts and perhaps these images may well be something extraordinary to most of you!
With these two during / after photos, note that in the top image, that bar is the top of our 6 ft. high chainlink fence! Yes, that’s how high the drifts were.
My apologies for the poor quality of these photos: my fingers were getting frostbitten and it was bitterly cold trying to steady myself in the wind and cold, not to mention trying to focus.