Saturday, February 18, 2006

Well, you thought it was cold in Colorado

A friend who works on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire sent this e-mail. Jeez Luise!

"The caretaker in Tuckerman Ravine fell on the ice that passes for
snowpack and put an ice axe through his face. So I am doing his job for
the weekend. Here is the weather report I posted this morning. The
context for this report is that at 7am the previous day it was 41 and
raining. To its credit this weather does keep away the bugs and the

If you can't make out the handwriting in the above weather report, it says

"Tonight: Freezing fog. Windchill -80. Immed. Frostbite on exposing skin!"

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