Monday, January 23, 2012

Weathering the Weather

Note the goldfinch coming in for a landing...
at the base of the two evergreens.

Last week's snowstorm brought droves of birdies to our feeders.  You know me well enough to know that I couldn't resist taking pictures out the kitchen window.

This morning is blustery, with snow blowing off the rooftops and trees doing their winter branch dance.  Whirlwinds whip the snow in circles like mini tornadoes.  Definitely a day for us to stay off the highways.

But, it's nothing compared to this date back in 1916, where in Browning, Montana, the temperature plummeted 100 degrees in 24 hours, going from a mild 44 degrees to -56 degrees.  This has been credited as being the greatest drop in temperature ever reported in the United States in 24 hours.

Makes me shiver just thinking about it!