It’s been 7 years since this winter, but I think the description might still be useful to understanding “The Long Winter”. I updated it a little. I hope you enjoy it.
I can call my post The Hard Winter (unlike Laura who had to change it to The Long Winter) because I don’t have any editors telling me that I shouldn’t tell children anything is hard. 😉
Last year was our first true Iowa winter in a long time and, as Iowa winters tend to run in packs, this one is following along the same lines. Thursday, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where I work, had a wind chill of -52 F. To picture how cold that was, the news showed several people taking boiling water outside and throwing it up in the air and it literally froze into vapor and ice pellets before it hit the ground. (Don’t try this at home because if you aren’t careful you can end up throwing near boiling water in your face. There have been several incidents of it happening.)
Wednesday we got 7.5 inches…
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