The View From My Window

The world as seen from my window and through my eyes

How can I describe how very cold it is today? February 14, 2007

Filed under: My View on Weather — auntlelo @ 4:35 pm


algid, arctic, below freezing, below zero, benumbed, biting, bitter, blasting, bleak, boreal, brisk, brumal, chill, chilled, cool, crisp, cutting, freezing, frigid, frore, frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, hiemal, hyperborean, icebox, iced, icy, inclement, intense, keen, nipping, nippy, numbed, numbing, one-dog night*, penetrating, piercing, polar, raw, rimy, severe, sharp, shivery, sleety, snappy, snowy, stinging, wintry

Yep, that pretty much covers it. It’s so cold in Small Town, USA that it literally hurts to be outdoors. At the moment, the temperature is 15 degrees, but the windchill is 7 degrees. Makes me wish for other adjectives to describe the weather. How about:

balmy, broiling, clement, close, flushed, glowing, heated, hot*, lukewarm, melting, mild, perspiring, pleasant, roasting, scorching, sizzling, snug, summery, sunny, sweating, sweaty, sweltering, temperate, tepid, thermal, toasty, warmish

Even broiling, roasting, scorching and sweltering sound pretty good at the moment. Makes me awfully happy I have an inside job and that I had a nice warm garage for my car to be in. There’s nothing more luxurious than not having to scrape ice and having heated seats at my age.

So, here’s your question of the day:

How long did it take you to scrape the ice off your car before leaving the house this morning?


3 Responses to “How can I describe how very cold it is today?”

  1. antignome Says:

    Fortunately we have a garage so there was no scraping involved. I would imagine though it would have taken at least 15 minutes if the car had been sitting outside in the driveway!

  2. None. By the time I left at 8, there was a lovely ice sculpture on the hood/passenger-side of the windshield, but the rest of the windows were clear. I drove to St. Louis (temperature ranging from 1-4 degrees, according to my car) with bits and pieces of the sculpture breaking off and crashing to the road behind me. The sculpture was completely gone when I headed back around 4:00 pm (temperature ranging from 14-18 degrees).

  3. Aashini Says:

    it takes me ages

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