We had some o-o-o-o-o’s and ahhh’s on last week’s twenty below temperature, so this week’s 40 below should get a standing ovation. The mercury went to -40 on Monday morning and stayed there all week. It would warm up to maybe -25 during the day, but we set records all along the Yukon for the coldest November temperatures since the Weather Service started keeping track in 1948.
We’re here as myth-busters to let you know that exposed flesh doesn’t freeze instantly at that temperature and your lungs don’t freeze either, but doors do.
Nobody even considered sticking their tongue on the crash bar (or any metal). When it gets cold like this, you still go outside. You just dress for it.
The kindergarten goes home daily at 1:00. They’re good at getting all dressed up by themselves quickly; just need a little help with tying their scarves.Think about us the next time you read Thomas’ Snowsuit.
The cold weather makes for nice blue and pink lighting and the trees all look like they’ve been flocked.
The cold temperatures were just one sign that winter is on the way.
Pamplona may be famous for its running of the bulls…
… but Grayling has the running of the eels.
We’d heard from downriver villagers that the eels were on the way. The run is very quick and only lasts a day or two. The men cut holes in the ice, scoop out the twisted masses of eels with nets, and haul them back to town in sleds and buckets. The eels are sold to restaurants in the states and also international markets like Korea and Japan.
Here’s a link if you’re interested in more about the running of the eels:
Just like the eels, time for us to run. The high pressure system is supposed to move out tonight bringing warmer temperatures and snow…
Have a great Thanksgiving!