begin my adventure on the coldest day of the year
River Falls Travel Blog› entry 12 of 18 › view all entries
Yep, that says it all. I got back from warm, sunny Colorado on Wednesday and here it is Friday morning and -30 F !!! Yeah, as in negative 30 degrees F, or -34 C (when its that cold, Celcius and Fahrenheit are almost the same). I'm leaving home for an even colder place, brrr!!! Its been awhile since I've been out in -30 F weather. Fortunately it was already up to -26 F by the time I left ;)
Not long after I left town, I came to the Wisconsin/Minnesota state border which happens to be the St. Croix River. Due to the warm(ish) water and extremely cold air temp, a nice fog had formed over the open water and then froze on the tree branches lining the river. I tried taking some pics as I drove, but they aren't very good. Don't worry - it was too cold for most people to be out driving anyway.
Much later on, about 2 hours from my final destination of Grand Forks, I hit the prairie. This means very few trees and lots of wind. I had almost 2 hours straight of driving with blowing snow. Fun fun. At least the roads weren't too bad because the snow didn't stick to the road.