February 12, 2016

Frigid Weather
How to Stay Safe

Friday and the weather is freezing.
Temperatures are down to the single digits F which is the negative digits C.
We have a warning not only for wind chill but for  heavy freezing spray.
Wind chill goes down to -25 F or -31 C
Freezing spray means that spray from the surf and water at sea are feezing instantly creating very dangerous hazards on ships and anything else it touches!
One camera lens froze over as I tried to take a photo.
Spray Freeze on Camera Lens
The photo below shows the icy gray of the ocean today.  In spring and summer it is a glorious navy blue.

Here are some tips to staying safe in cold weather:
1. Stay inside, Avoid going out and don't stay out for long.
2 Dress in layers. Warm layers! warm underclothing,   warm tops, warm sweaters or sweatshirts, woolen scarves, heavy gloves , warm woolen or insulated socks.Top off with a heavy winter coat.
3 Cover your extremities well.  You can get frost bite even through gloves if  you are out long enough and it does not take very long in sub zero temperatures.
4 Use a woolen scarf to cover your mouth and cheek areas.
5 In frigid weather the battery on your car uses 50% more energy to run so you will lose half the life of your car battery. Make sure you have a good battery. Make sure you have survival blankets, food and etc in your trunk. Space blankets,energy bars, etc. Keep your cell phone charged for emergency and get help quickly if you are stranded!
Here is a link to dressing in extreme cold.
Gulls waiting patiently for lunch
Here is a still from the video camera from early this afternoon:


  1. The view of the Ocean in your last wonderful photograph seems to spread cold !!
    Keep warm, my dearest Annie, stay by your hearth !

    Have a blessed end of your week, dearie
    thinking of you with love

  2. Great advice , especially for those not aware of survival tips in this bizarre weather.
    Your fireplace looks warm and inviting...tea , anyone ?

  3. Oh my! I didn't know about freezing spray. That certainly would be so dangerous. Stay warm and inside. Amazing that your camera lens was frozen over like that. Makes me feel cold just looking at it!

  4. Good morning Annie. OMG! I'm cold just thinking about how cold it is by you. Stay safe! Stay warm and hope it warms up soon. Happy Valentine's Day!


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