This is a record low for Auburn - and not a part of my holiday plan!
I am sorry that the Auburn Tigers lost in a really close game tonight, but glad that the fans will be safely home and not suffering from frost-bite after their traditional outdoor celebrations.
Auburn is a very attractive University town, with many lovely trees on campus. When the Tigers win it is traditional to festoon the trees with toilet paper. After a big game this is quite some sight, and I do wonder who it is that manages to toss the rolls up so high into the tree.
Tonight was the national final (played in California), and Auburn had a good chance of winning. It was a very tight game, and with only 13 seconds to go "we" lost the lead (it had changed a couple of times in the fourth quarter after the Tigers set up a healthy lead earlier), and Florida took the title. Very disappointing for Auburn, but probably a lucky save for many, as we are in the grip of the chill and with frostbite warnings in place.
I do hope that the homeless across the USA have all found safe and warm shelter for the worst of this big chill.
For myself, I hope that all flights in and out of Atlanta airport are on time and without incident.
Very cold? It's ffffffff freeeeeezing! (But lovely and snug indoors). Right now Italy is warmer than Alabama - it's time to go home!
|0||32||Freezing point of water|
|-18||0||Very Cold Day|
|-40||-40||Extremely Cold Day (and the same number!)|
|(bold are exact)|
Today I am grateful for heating.
ps: woke this morning to 9 degrees F, that's almost minus 13 Celcius. No walk today!