Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Harpers Ferry National Park is reporting that it's "cold enough to freeze a mouse" at -2 degrees! Here's their status from earlier:
"Historic reports of bad winters are common in this area. In February 1914, local Harpers Ferry papers reported a rooster was found frozen. In 1926, the Shenandoah River was reported to be black. The 1926 reporter was told by residents that the river turns black before a freeze. (Sources: Farmers Advocate & Virginia Free Press)"
According to the news, this paralyzing chill is due to the Polar Vortex's taking a dip to the South. Well, go back, Vortex - go back! (Rumor has it that she is; Saturday will be a balmy 61!)
As I write this, I've just found out that the Mad Dog (click for former blog post) is on fire. More later.
Edited to add these pictures that were posted at Washington Co.Md Fire Calls (Facebook page)