Saturday, December 7, 2013

16 Degrees Below Zero

©2013 Ken W. Hall
©2013 Ken W. Hall
It was 16 below zero when I got up this morning.  As I write I can hear Ken telling me it is 12 degrees below now.

Yesterday was the big Christmas celebration day for Ennis, Montana.  We went out at noon to have lunch at True Value and Radio Shack.  They were serving lunch for $1 with all proceeds going to the local food bank.

We were surprised to find both business owners cooking and serving hot dogs outdoors.  It was about eleven below zero and the parking lot was full .  Later in the afternoon Ken attended the Christmas stroll where he reported downtown was packed with people.  They even had people on the annual hay ride.

Ken did not have his camera with us at noon to show you but we did drive over the Madison River to see if it had gorged.  Just as we thought ice was stacked up causing the river to overflow its banks and pour out into the surrounding pastures.

I am ready for a warmer shift in the weather.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Boy Is It Cold Outside!

©2013 Ken W.Hall

©2013 Ken W.Hall

©2013 Ken W.Hall
It was six degrees below zero when we woke this morning.  Ken went out in house slippers and no coat to capture this sunrise image before it passed.

The week began with forty degree temperatures on Monday afternoon followed by high winds, rain, then snow.  The high for the rest of the week is expected to be 2 degrees with the lows at night 16 below zero.

The roads are covered in ice and are likely to stay that way for several days.  The sun is shining brightly as I write.  I hope it stays that way.  It makes it feel warmer.

With these temperatures the Madison River is sure to gorge.  Stay tuned for pictures from Ken.  He is already anticipating a photo shoot of the Madison.

I am grateful to be warm and cozy indoors.  It looks like it may be warming a bit by Sunday to ten degrees above zero.  It is amazing how much better it feels when temps are above zero.