Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The weather & Elder Shaker ... hoppin.

Today is cold ... freakishly cold for Arizona.  I've been watching the news and wondering how other people function in such conditions.  I am a true blue native of warmth ... I wouldn't be able to handle my world being covered in frigid white.  Whenever it's cold here, my mind immediately wanders to Pocatello, Idaho.  I usually hop online to see how cold my boy must be.  Yesterday's report was this ...

Pocatello, Idaho -- The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a wind chill warning, which is in effect from midnight Tuesday until 10 a.m. Tuesday.  The coldest wind chills will range from 20 below zero to 28 below zero.  Wind chills of 20 below zero will freeze exposed flesh in about 30 minutes.  Pets and livestock are also exposed to life-threatening temperatures if left outside.

Holy gosh.  Keaton, please cover your flesh! 

He has not once complained about the weather or any part of his mission.  He LOVES serving ... and has jumped in with both feet ... proof below.  He is the one on the right.  He makes me smile.


4 comments:

Tina McKinnon said...

He is awesome! I can't imagine wind chill like that.... I don't know what the wind chill is in Heber, but right now it's about 5 degrees, so tomorrow morning's low should be interesting!!

Tina McKinnon said...

Gosh! I didn't realize all of Keaton's talents!! xox

Diane said...

the house directly in back of him looks exactly like the house we lived in in Idaho. Same color and everything. It was an army barrick that my parents moved to Idaho on a big truck when they homesteaded a farm in Paul. It was about 800 sq ft total. Weird.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

A wind chill that low will cause frost bit in less then 30 minutes, trust me because I live in Minnesota and we don't get above 32 degrees very often between December and March and everything up here is made to keep the cold out. So if your not careful you'll end up in trouble before you realize it. Be careful down there