The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 April 2005

Thoroughly frosted

Since they started collecting data in the 1890s, the coldest it's ever been in the city on the 24th of April has been 35 degrees Fahrenheit, which happened in 1995. We're supposed to break that tomorrow morning. It will, of course, be even colder in the northern reaches of the state.

This won't bother me much, but I really feel for the folks who have to roll out for the Memorial Marathon some time before sunrise. Geez, you'd think it wasn't even March yet, let alone April.

"Twenty-six miles through OKC,
February frostbite is waiting for me,
February frostbite, it goes right through
Your pants, your pants, your pants, your pants...."

(With apologies to at least two of the Four Preps.)

Posted at 3:46 PM to Weather or Not


It was about 406 degrees below zero while checking my bags curbside at Will Rogers World Airport at 5:45 this morning. Is that a record?

It was a dry cold, though.

Posted by: Matt at 8:01 PM on 23 April 2005

-406? That's not a record. That's a wax cylinder.

(Note to Airport Trust: Spend some of the money you saved on the concourse you didn't build on fixing the digital readouts.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:09 PM on 23 April 2005

And incidentally, the temperature bottomed out at a March-like 42 this morning, well above the projection but still about ten degrees below normal. On the other hand, "March" doesn't scan well in this song.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:26 AM on 24 April 2005

That's not a record, it's a wax cylinder.

It took me a minute to figure that one out, and then I spent the next two minutes laughing hysterically and five more giggling fitfully.

Thankfully, I don't know the Four Preps song you are referencing, or I would probably have your new (improved?) version echoing around in my brain for hours.

Here, in Oak Harbor, it bottomed out at 46° today, which makes it a warm day; the average low for the day is 42°. Being a Florida boy, color me blue.

Posted by: timekeeper at 11:20 AM on 24 April 2005

I was thinking how glad I was that I haven't planted yet! Usually by now though it is a safe bet. And as it turns out still would have been. I had my doubts about it really getting =that= cold.

Posted by: ms7168 at 12:36 PM on 24 April 2005

Hey at least the wind backed off, that wind chill would have definetly been going through your pants.

Posted by: anstranger at 3:10 PM on 24 April 2005

Be thankful you didn't have to endure the 18 inches of snow up in Michigan this weekend.

Speaking for myself here in CT, it's been a spectacular week this past spring break; visited three colleges in Virginia/Maryland "just to be sure" by the 5/1 deadline, and paid the deposit to James Madison U.

I miss her already. No, I really do.

Posted by: Vickie at 5:20 AM on 25 April 2005

I know you do.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:46 AM on 25 April 2005