Baby, it’s cold outside. How cold is it? Ask the thousands of drivers stranded when their batteries fail. In this weather, I’m glad I don’t drive a Tesla. Or the snow birds who flew south to Florida only to find the snow flakes followed them there. Most of the nation is plunged in a deep […]
Ask the thousands of drivers stranded when their batteries fail. In this weather, I’m glad I don’t drive a Tesla.
Or the snow birds who flew south to Florida only to find the snow flakes followed them there.
But even in places where you’d expect it to be cold and snowy like Erie and Buffalo, the icy weather is not cool, causing major problems.
In Buffalo, 100 cars piled up on an interstate.
In Canada, holes needed to be drilled into the ice so people could plunge into the water and refresh themselves like polar bears.
In Pittsburgh, three rivers are turning solid.
In Erie, Pa., where more than six feet of snow is covering the area, half of Lake Erie is covered with ice.
In Kalamazoo, it’s not frozen people that’s the problem, but dead phones due to the cold.
All over the country, animals of all kinds need to be rescued from frozen lakes and ponds.
Does your car need a wash? Bring a hammer and chisel.
And if Niagara Falls can freeze in this weather, what chance does a decorative fountain have?
But most people north of the Mason-Dixon line are used to cold temps: It is, after all, winter.
But it’s frigid in places you would think are beyond the reach of Old Man Winter.
In Brownsville, Texas, just across the border from sunny Mexico, where ice is usually reserved for margaritas, it’s forming on the streets.
And in Corpus Christi, Texas, weathermen are digging up old coats made from goats that haven’t been worn in years.
I feel sorry for all those snow birds who flew south to Florida to escape the cold, only to see snowflakes fall in places like Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando.
And when normally warm and sunny Orlando starts opening shelters and closing theme parks, you know it’s cold.
The forecast for the rest of the week? Colder temps and more snow.
If you want to escape the colder temps, try Alaska.