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The monster storm

Monster Winter Storm

A 2000 mile wide storm is covering Austin by now. Temperature is at -5° C and can reach -8°. Sure, for those of you in Chicago it may be nothing – but for a desert flower such as myself it is too much to bear.

Remember how cold it got last year? This might be worse. At least no hail is expected.

Cold cold cold

Austin temperature on January 8th, 2010 (morning). Don't panic, it's Celsius.

We are expecting the coldest weekend in Austin in over a decade. I know that to some of my readers from Sweden, Alaska, the South Pole or Jupiter this is nothing. Well I don’t care. It’s notable enough for me to post. I had to take out my huge crazy winter coat that I never wear and I’m saving for the next Ice Age… so I can walk 25 meters from the parking garage to the office building.

As a favor to reader Eli Seidner, who practically got on his knees and begged me to do it, I left a bucket of water outside. Turns out that if you get water down below certain as of now undetermined temperature, it turns into ice. Ice! Hard to believe.