Monday, January 17, 2011

Boiling water + -30° = ??

Any guesses?

This was filmed in Yellowknife, in the far north, but -30 is by no means unheard of in lower Canada. We'll get a dozen or so -30 days each winter, and four or five -40, for that matter. Perhaps we'll try this next time. Perhaps we'll cower inside instead.



Blogger Carl said...

Doesn't look like it's evaporating to me. It looks as if it's partly evaporating, and the loss of the heat of condensation causes the rest to freeze.

12:25 a.m.  
Blogger Mike said...

What it isn't doing is splashing onto the ground. Being able to turn a tea kettle into a snowgun is amazing enough to me.

For my part, what I miss when I miss any of that sort of weather is the rifle-shot sounds of tree branches freezing out in the forest.

8:15 a.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

I showed this video to a colleague at work today and she told me about volunteering one year at a Canada Winter Games in Yellowknife where this was being done endlessly for the entertainment of teams from southern Canada.

Carl - yeah, I think technically that's what's happening.

Mike - I love it when that happens! I also love it when the snow squeaks when you walk on it when it's really cold.

None of these wonders make me love the extreme cold - but they do make me appreciate it.

My word recognition word for this post is graines. Coincidence? I think not.

8:51 p.m.  

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