Yeah, I put that up a few years ago barefoot, but I need to lose some weight and it is plenty hard in shoes right now!
Back on topic, 38 and foggy here, just went skiing but it was slow. There is a stratospheric inversion over the arctic now, which means that we may get a real cold blast the end of this week into next. All you ice climbers should rejoice! Hopefully we will get some snow as well.Nasty Cold Wave Heading for Part of the U.S.
By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 11, 2013; 4:51 AM
Beginning during the middle of January, waves of frigid air will be moving southward across North America from the North Pole.
Much of the nation experienced higher-than-average temperatures and lower heating bills so far during the cold weather season, with the exception of some bouts the past couple of weeks.
However, there are signs of a potential change on the way beginning the second half of January.
A phenomenon known as sudden stratospheric warming occurred in the arctic region during the first week of January. The stratosphere is located between 6 miles and 30 miles above the ground. Often when this occurs, it forces cold air to build in the lowest layer of the atmosphere then to drive southward.
The problem is the exact timing and location of the emergence of this cold air is uncertain. The effect is not immediate. Typically, the movement of cold air begins 10 to 14 days later. Discharges of the cold air can continue for weeks and shift from one part of the continent to another over time.http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/brutal-cold-waves-could-reach-us/3586088