Brutally Cold!

February 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm (Big Bend National Park TX) (, , , )

The water has been running from my faucets for two nights and days, going on a third, to keep them from freezing.  We’re having the kind of frigid weather this area doesn’t see very often – eight degrees this morning at my house in Panther Junction, one degree in the Chisos Basin.  Heck I was hiking in short sleeves on Monday!  There was even a light dusting of powder snow, which mostly sublimated (evaporated) at PJ  by 6 p.m. The Chisos Mountains are still dusted, as you can see by the above photograph, but there was nary a flake at Rio Grande Village.  It was so windy there that facing the wind was extremely painful after only a few seconds.  The wind chill must have been minus 30 at least.  (Hey I’m from Maine, so I’m not a wimp!)  Despite that, here’s how it looked today in Big Bend. Read the rest of this entry »

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