How Cold Was It Last Night?

Here’s what the Chicago Tribune was reporting and projecting for temperature last night:

9 degrees when I took this screen shot of the Chicago Tribune weather page.

9 degrees when I took this screen shot of the Chicago Tribune weather page for Crystal Lake.

And, this moning about nine our thermometer:

Crystal Lake's temperature abou 9 AM.

Crystal Lake’s temperature abou 9 AM. ¬†Looks like 14 degrees.


The ice on Crystal Lake is probably thick enough to hold an ice boat now.
Ice boat on Cyrstal Lake in 2013.

Ice boat on Cyrstal Lake in 2013.


Comments

How Cold Was It Last Night? — 3 Comments

  1. Cal, your thermometer is in two degree increments – there’s ten lines for every twenty degrees.

    Thus, four lines above ten wouldn’t be 14, it would either be 18 or -2.

    Since the “0” is just to the left of the top of the red, the temperature on your gauge must have been -2.

  2. It’s still better than it was 10,000 years ago when there would have been 1,000 feet of ice above my property.

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